The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced hike in the salary of the employees of primary milk co-operative societies.

Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Dairy Development Minister U. Mathivanan said the hike would be 54 per cent of the hike announced in 2009.

The new hike will be a minimum of Rs.125 and a maximum of Rs.500 per month.

As regards those who had not benefited by the hike in October, 2009 and employees of the societies registered after April, 2009, they would get a hike of Rs.125.