Major dairies in Maharashtra have hiked their milk prices from today in the range of Rs 1-Rs 3 depending, upon the category.
On Tuesday, two dairies - Gokul and Varana - said that they have increased their prices by up to Rs 3 from tomorrow, across the state. However, Mahananda Dairy, the state's apex milk co-operative body, will be hiking its price by Re 1 only and the hike will be restricted to the Mumbai region.
“Since the Government has increased milk procurement prices, we had to revise our prices. Our Board has decided to increase milk prices for the Mumbai region (only) by Re 1," said Vinayak Patil., chairman, Mahananda.
The Maharashtra Government has increased milk procurement prices by Rs 2 per litre for cow milk and Rs 2.5 per litre for buffalo milk. "Our revised rates will be implemented from February 17," Patil said.
According to the revised rates, Mahananda's cow milk will cost Rs 27 per litre as against the existing Rs 26. Prices of its toned milk will increase from Rs 25 to Rs 26 per litre while that of doubled toned milk will cost Rs 25 per litre instead of Rs 24.
Gokul and Varana, however, have upped their milk prices by Rs 2 per litre for cow milk and by Rs 3 per litre for buffalo milk. Both have also increased their toned milk prices by Re 1.