ANDHRA PRADESH

Milk procurement price hiked

Initiative aimed at improving financial condition of farmers



Price of 1 litre buffalo milk with 10% fat content hiked from Rs. 21 to Rs. 22.50

Price per litre of cow milk with 4.5% fat content hiked from Rs. 10.66 to Rs. 11.46



HYDERABAD: The State Government has decided to increase the price of milk procured from farmers to improve their financial condition from June 1.

Accordingly, the procurement price of one litre of buffalo milk with 10 per cent fat content has been increased from Rs. 21 to Rs. 22.50 and from Rs. 16.80 to Rs. 18 for a litre of milk with 8 per cent fat content.

The price per litre of milk with seven per cent and six fat content will be Rs. 15.75 (existing Rs. 14.70) and Rs. 13.50 (existing Rs. 12.60) respectively.

Similarly, the procurement price per litre of cow milk with 4.5 per cent fat content has been enhanced from Rs. 10.66 to Rs. 11.46, Rs. 10.25 to Rs. 11 (for four per cent fast content), Rs. 9.84 to Rs. 10.56 (3.5 per cent fast content) and Rs. 9.43 to Rs. 10.12 (three per cent fat content). The Government had hiked the procurement prices in February.

Many initiatives

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry Minister M. Buddha Prasad said the Government launched several initiatives, including the announcement of a Rs. 500 crore package for small and marginal farmers.

In view of the shortage of veterinary doctors, it was planned to increase the number of seats in veterinary colleges from the existing 175 to 300 in addition to setting up polytechnic colleges for dairy related courses in Nellore and Medak while one for fisheries in Krishna district.

Efforts were under way to increase the remuneration of paramedical staff from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 5,000.



Price of 1 litre buffalo milk with 10% fat content hiked from Rs. 21 to Rs. 22.50

Price per litre of cow milk with 4.5% fat content hiked from Rs. 10.66 to Rs. 11.46





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