The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) on Wednesday decided to hike the price of its Nandini brand milk and curd by Rs 2 per litre. The new prices will take effect from Thursday.
The price of half liter packets will increase by Re 1.
The decision was taken at the KMF board meeting. Earlier, the KMF had decided to hike the price by Rs 3 per litre, which it had to back off after the intervention of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
The price of double toned milk would be Rs 38, tinted milk Rs 39, homogenized milk Rs 40, cow milk homogenized Rs 44, Special Milk Rs 45, Shubham Rs 45, Samruddhi Rs 50 and Santrupthi Rs 52. It would be Nandini Curd. 47 rubies.
The KMF says that the increase has been made to deal with rising production costs and in the interest of milk producers.
KMF, which is the second largest milk union in India, has 26 lakh milk producers. Out of this 10 lakh farmers supply milk to KMF.
After the drive, KMF stated that Nandini milk would be the cheapest per liter compared to Vijaya in Andhra Pradesh (Rs 55), Aavin in Tamil Nadu (Rs 40), Milma in Kerala (Rs 52), Amul in Maharashtra (Rs 51). Delhi’s Mother Dairy (Rs 51) and Gujarat’s Amul (Rs 50).