The government has increased procurement price of milk.
According to an official release, the price of cow milk will go up by Rs.1.10 a litre and that of buffalo milk, by Rs.2.20. However there will be no change in the price of milk supplied through Aavin.
Since assuming office in 2006, the DMK government hiked the procurement price of cow milk from Rs.10.50 to Rs.12 a litre on March 7, 2007; by Rs.2 on March 10, 2008, and again by Rs.2 on September 1, 2009, the release said.
Similarly, the procurement price of buffalo milk was raised by Rs.1.50 on March 7, 2007; by Rs.4 on March 10, 2008, and Rs.5 on September 1, 2009.
Thus in the past four years, the procurement prices of cow and buffalo milk have been raised by Rs.5.20 and Rs.10.50 respectively, the release added.
Keywords: cow milk prices