India’s leading dairy supplier, Amul on Monday announced that the price of its milk will rise by Rs 2 per litre. The price rise extends to all milk variants by the brand, including Gold, Taaza, Shakti, T-special, as well on cow and buffalo milk etc.
After the price hike, the price of Amul Gold milk will be Rs 30 per 500 ml, Amul Taza will cost Rs 24 per 500 ml, and Amul Shakti will be sold at Rs 27 per 500 ml.
The new prices will come into effect from tomorrow (March 1, 2022) across India.
In the last two years, Amul hiked prices of the fresh milk category by only 4 per cent per annum, the federation said.
“This price hike is being done due to rise in costs of energy, packaging, logistics, cattle feeding cost thus the overall cost of operation and production of milk has increased,” it stated.
The company said the decision has been taken in line with the rise in the input costs. “Our member unions have also increased farmers’ price in the range of Rs 35 to Rs 40 per kg fat, which is more than 5 per cent over the previous year,” the statement read.