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Nandini milk users to pay Rs 2 extra, get 50 ml more from June 26


Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, June 25, 2024: After the fuel price hike, citizens will have to shell out more for Nandini milk sachets effective from Wednesday, but the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has said that the rise in the prices will be more than compensated by providing an additional 50 ml of the product in every pouch.


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The KMF announced on Tuesday that the price of all variants of milk will go up by Rs 2. However, the KMF maintained that this was not a price hike but a revision in the supply and pricing mechanism as both its 500 ml and 1 litre sachets will now carry 550ml and 1050 ml of milk, respectively.

KMF Chairman Bheema Naik said that Nandini will now start dispatching an additional 50 ml of milk in each packet and the additional cost has been levied to match the increase in supply.

“The state’s milk production has gone up by nearly 15 per cent. To sell this additional supply, we have increased the packet capacity by 50 ml and hence, the price has also gone up equivalently,” Naik said.

According to a statement by KMF, Karnataka is the second-highest producer of milk in India and the highest producer in South India. “We will soon hit a production of one crore litres a day. Close to 27 lakh farmers are supplying milk to KMF and the federation is bound to ensure the welfare of both the farmers and the consumers,” a statement by KMF said.

The statement also pointed out that even after the increase in rates, the price of milk in Karnataka is way less than the prices being charged in other states. For instance, in Kerala, the price of one litre of milk by Kerala
Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation) stands at Rs 52 and similarly in Gujarat, Amul charges close to Rs 56 per litre of milk.

At present, per litre of regular Nandini toned milk (blue packet) is priced at Rs 42 and this will go up to Rs 44. The price revision is the second within a year and the third in the last 18 months. In November 2022, KMF had revised the milk prices and hiked it by Rs 3. Similarly, in July 2023, the prices were again increased by Rs 3.


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