Mother Dairy has increased the price of full cream milk by Re 1 per liter and token milk by Rs 2 per liter in Delhi-NCR. The new rates have come into effect from Monday. Mother Dairy said that it has increased due to increase in cost. Mother Dairy, which supplies more than 30 lakh liters of milk per day in Delhi-NCR, has increased the prices of milk for the fourth time this year.
A company spokesperson said that Mother Dairy has increased the price of full cream milk by Re 1 to Rs 64 per litre. However, there has been no change in the prices of full cream milk sold in half-litre packs.
The price of tokenized milk will be Rs 50 per liter from Monday. Now it is sold at the rate of Rs 48 per litre. The increase in milk prices will impact the domestic budget as food inflation is already high at this time.
Mother Dairy attributed the rise in prices to the increase in the cost of procuring raw milk from dairy farmers. “This year, the dairy industry is witnessing a huge gap between the demand and supply of milk,” the spokesperson said.
The company said that the availability of raw milk has been affected due to rising cost of fodder and erratic monsoon. Mother Dairy said that apart from this the demand for processed milk has increased considerably.
“Raw milk prices have firmed up due to demand-supply gap even after the festive season,” the spokesperson said.
Other companies will also increase the price
Mother Dairy has once again made its milk expensive, so other companies can also increase the price of milk. The same happened last October. When after the increase in the price of Amul milk, Mother Dairy also increased the prices. The same can be seen once again.