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Milk prices have risen by Rs 4-9/litre in Delhi since 2009

Prices of different types of milk has risen by Rs 4-9 in the national capital since 2009, Parliament was informed Tuesday.



New Delhi: Prices of different types of milk
has risen by Rs 4-9 in the national capital since 2009,
Parliament was informed Tuesday.

The price of double toned milk was increased four
times with net increase of Rs 4 per litre during last two
years and the current year by the Delhi Milk Scheme and Mother
Dairy, Minister of State for Agriculture Arun Yadav said in a
written reply in Lok Sabha.

While prices of toned milk rose five times with net
increase of Rs 5 per litre, full cream became six times
costlier with net increase of Rs 9/litre during the period, he
added.

In Delhi, double toned milk is selling at Rs 22 per
litre, toned at Rs 25 a litre and full cream milk at Rs 33 a
litre at present.

Though the minister did not specify the reason for
upward revision of milk prices, reports have attributed the
spike to increase in input cost.

The minister denied that milching animals in the country
have decreased since 2008.

On steps taken to increase availability of fodder for the
animals, Yadav said the government was implementing a
Centrally sponsored Fodder Development Scheme under which
funds are provided to states for undertaking fodder
development activities.

In reply to an another question, the minister said the
Centre has approved a Rs 20.7 crore scheme under National
Project for Cattle and Buffalo breeding Phase-II, for
Karnataka for five years (2008-09 to 2012-13).

PTI

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