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Milk to cost more in Bihar from Feb 1 next

In a bitter pill to the consumers, the state-owned Patna Dairy Project has hiked the milk prices by Rs. 1.50 per litre.



Patna: In a bitter pill to the consumers,
the state-owned Patna Dairy Project has hiked the milk prices
by Rs. 1.50 per litre on all its four brands with effect from
February One next citing rising prices of the petroleum
products.

The Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Giriraj
Singh told PTI here that the milk prices have been hiked on
all four brands as the input cost had increased substantially
following multiple rise in petroleum products` prices.

Under the new price mechanism, a litre of Sudha
healthy milk will cost Rs. 23.50, while Sudha smart brand will
cost Rs. 24 per litre, he said.

A litre of Sudha Shakti brand of milk will cost Rs.
25.50, while Sudha Gold will sell for Rs. 27.50 per litre,
Singh said.

The Patna Dairy Project has also hiked by Rs. One per
litre on the milk purchased from dairy producers, he said.

The Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Giriraj
Singh said that the hike in the milk prices had become
unavoidable due to rising input cost.

The Patna Dairy project had not increased the prices
of its dairy products last year and tried to absorb the
growing input costs but it had become untenable to sustain
the prevailing price due to ever increasing input costs,
Singh said.

PTI

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