Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Oct 23: Shortly, Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) is expected to increase the price of milk by two rupees a litre. KMF has already approached the government with a proposal for price hike, duly pointing out that milk prices have remained stagnant for the last two years.
KMF says that if the price is not hiked now, district milk unions will face problems. These unions are grappling with an increase in staff salary, fuel price hike, payment of higher price to dairy farmers, concession extended on cattle feed during pandemic etc. It has said that unless the price is upwardly revised, it will be impossible to meet the mounting expenses. All the 14 milk unions and KMF have pitched for increasing the prices of milk.
KMF gets about 90 lac litres of milk from dairy farmers and sells 51 lac litres every day. The remaining milk is used to manufacture other products. KMF is now waiting for the decision of the government.