Amul increases milk price

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Anand, Jul 3: Following a hike in the prices of petrol, diesel, gas, now the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets its products under the Amul brand, has made its mind to increase the price of milk in Delhi and Gujarat.

Managing directors of all 13 dairies of Gujarat met at the GCMMF headquarters in Anand on Friday, Jul 2 and decided on the hike.

"We have decided to hike the milk prices by Re 1 and Rs 2 per litre in Delhi from Jul 4 and in Gujarat it would be from the second week of Jul," Chief General Manager GCMMF R S Sodhi said.

"In Gujarat, there would be an increase in price of Rs 2 per litre for Amul Gold and Shakti, while Amul Tazaa and Slim and Trim would become dearer by Re 1 per litre," he added.

"The major reason behind the hike in milk prices is the governmnet's decision to raise fuel prices," said Soudhi.

With a network of 13 district co-operative milk producing unions, GCMMF is India's largest food products marketing organisation with an daily average milk collection of 8.4 million liters.

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