Milk to become dearer in IT capital

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Bangalore, Sept 12 (UNI) Despite Karnataka Government's direction not to hike prices of the Milk, the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) today decided to hike the price by Rs two.

However, the Federation has decided to effect the increase after holding discussion with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Talking to newsmen KMF President and former Minister H D Revanna said that a decision to hike prices was taken after a meeting held earlier in the day with President and Directors of 13 Milk Unions participating.

Mr Revanna said, however, that "we will seek appointment with the Chief Minister and all the Directors and Presidents of Milk Unions would appraise him of the situation and inevitability to increase the prices." However, curd and buttermilk were exempted from the hike.

Reacting sharply, BJP State President D V Sadananda Gowda said that the KMF act was against direction by the Chief Minister. "KMF, when it was told not to go ahead with the hike recently, has gone ahead and taken a decision. They did not had even curtsey of discussing with the government before taking decision." UNI MSP HVB2103

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