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Press Trust Of India
Ahmedabad, April 15, 2012
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation has decided to hike prices of Amul brand milk by up to Rs. 2 per litre in Delhi and NCR region from Monday.
"Amul Taaza (toned) milk will cost Rs. 30 per litre from tomorrow in Delhi and NCR compared to Rs. 29 per litre, while slim and trim shall cost Rs. 26 per litre in place of Rs. 25, and Amul Gold (full cream) will be Rs. 40 per litre against Rs. 38 per litre," the Federation's Managing Director RS Sodhi told PTI.

The hike in milk prices shall come into effect from Monday, he said.

A similar hike was effected by the dairy major in Mumbai on April 11. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets its products under brand 'Amul' had already increased prices at almost the same levels in its home state of Gujarat on April 10.

Citing rising cost of production as the major reason behind the hike, Sodhi said expense on milk production has gone up for farmers and GCMMF has also hiked the procurement price.

GCMMF supplies nearly 20 lakh litres of milk per day in Delhi and NCR region. It is the second largest milk supplier in the region, after Mother Dairy.

It had raised milk prices at similar levels in August last year.