Deputy director dairy Kashmir Singh held a meeting with Milk Plant, Verka, production manager and representatives of Amritsar Milkmen's Union and Halwai Association on Tuesday, to settle a dispute between the local confectioners, private dairies and milk vendors, over rates of milk.
It was decided that from Tuesday, a litre of milk sold by private vendors, with fat content of 4.2 and gravity of 28 would cost Rs 29, while milk with greater fat content and gravity would cost more. Milk with less fat content and gravity would cost less. Sources said that the decision concerned private dairies and milk vendors bringing milk from the villages for sale in the city.
Sources said that even as Rs 29 per litre had been set as the standard rate for milk, there was disparity in the amount being paid by the halwais to the private milkmen, with some halwais not paying the milkmen the prescribed rates. They added that halwais had been demanding milk at lower rates.