Mother Dairy, the biggest supplier of milk in Delhi and the NCR, will has increase prices of fresh milk by Rs 2 and Re 1 from Saturday.
A litre of toned milk (poly pack) — the highest selling Mother Dairy product — will be available for Rs 23 from March 20, instead of the
current price of Rs 22. The price of full cream milk has been increased from Rs 28 to Rs 30 per litre and that of toned/ bulk vended milk (token milk) from Rs 20 to Rs 22 per litre.
The price of skimmed milk (poly pack) has not been increased, but double toned milk (poly pack) has been increased to Rs 20 per litre.
Mother Dairy is blaming drought in many areas and the increase in milk procurement prices for the hike.
“The cost of milk production has increased in the past year. Due to drought, price of fodder has increased by 80 per cent,” said Paul Thachil, CEO (dairy and foods), Mother Dairy.
He said Mother Dairy does not want to put pressure on the consumers but it also has to be fair to farmers, otherwise they will stop dairying.