New Delhi: Leading milk supplier Amul on Tuesday announced to hike the rates of milk by Rs 2 per litre effective from Wednesday.

"We have decided to raise the milk price in Delhi-NCR region by Rs 2 per litre. The prices have been hiked after 13 months as input cost have increased," RS Sodhi, the Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) said.

"Our purchase price for milk procured from farmers have increased,” Sodhi added.

Amul is a leading milk supplier in Delhi-NCR market with sales of 2.3 million litre of packaged milk per day. Mother Dairy sells more than 3 million litre per day in Delhi-NCR including packaged and loose (token) milk through vending machine.

Sodhi said the prices in Mumbai have already been increased a week-ago. GCMMF posted a turnover of Rs 11,668 crore in 2011-12 fiscal, which was 20 percent higher than Rs 9,775 crore in the previous fiscal. GCMMF, based at Anand, processed 14.5 million litres of milk per day in 2011-12 and has planned to increase the processing capacity to 18 million litres by 2018.


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