Milk becomes costlier by Rs 5 per liter, new rates will be applicable from March 1
Milk prices keep changing from time to time. Now another blow of inflation is about to happen. Few days ago there was an increase in the price of cow’s milk in Mumbai. Meanwhile, latest updates are coming from Mumbai regarding the rate of milk. There is going to be a change in the price of buffalo milk in Mumbai from March 1. The Mumbai Milk Producers’ Association (MMPA) on Friday announced a steep hike of Rs 5 per liter in the prices of buffalo milk in the city from March 1.
Giving details, MMPA President CK Singh said that the price of buffalo milk – which is sold more and more. 3,000 retailers in the city – will be increased from Rs 80 per liter to Rs 85 per liter, i.e. if a retail customer will have to pay Rs 90 to 95 to buy a liter of buffalo milk. These new prices will be applicable from 1 March.
Especially after September 2022, this is the second major increase in the price of milk. At that time the price of buffalo milk was increased from Rs 75 per liter to Rs 80 per litre. Due to which the domestic budget of poor and middle class families was spoiled. Singh further said that the decision was taken unanimously in the general body meeting of MMPA late on Thursday night. All the members felt that since there has been a huge increase in the rates of hay, grass, pinda, the prices of milch animals as well as their food items like Dana, Tuvar, Chunni, Chana-Chuni etc. have increased by 15-25 percent. Adi milk rates should also be increased.
More than 50 lakh liters of buffalo milk is consumed daily in Mumbai. Out of which more than seven lakhs are supplied by MMPA through its own farms spread in and around the commercial capital of the country through its chain of dairies and neighborhood retailers. In February this year, associations of all major cow milk producers in Maharashtra as well as other leading branded producers increased the prices of cow milk by at least Rs 2 per litre.