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Mother Dairy raises milk prices by upto Rs 3 a litre

Mother Dairy has increased milk prices in Delhi-NCR region by up to Rs 3 per litre, citing rise in input costs.

BT Online Bureau | May 27, 2013 | Updated 13:29 IST

Mother Dairy has increased milk prices in Delhi-NCR region by up to Rs 3 per litre starting Monday, citing rise in input costs. Full cream milk will be dearer by Rs 3 per litre, while other variants will be costlier by Rs 2 per litre.

"Price hike has been necessitated due to significant increase in raw material costs (farmer prices) by almost 10 per cent over last year, power tariffs, petroleum prices and other costs," the company said.

Mother Dairy, the largest supplier of milk in the Delhi-NCR, sells more than 30 lakh litres per day (both loose and poly-pack) in the region.

According to a statement from the company, one litre full cream milk (poly pack) will now cost Rs 42, toned milk (poly pack) Rs 32, token milk Rs 30 and double toned Rs 28. However, prices of skimmed milk have been kept unchanged at Rs 22 per litre.

Early this month, Amul had increased milk prices by Rs 2 per litre.

"Prices have been increased to maintain viability of operations and to be able to adequately cater to the growing liquid milk demand of the consumers in NCR," Mother Dairy said.

with inputs from PTI

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