"We have decided to hike milk prices of our brands
'Taaza' and 'Gold' by Re 1 and Rs 2 per litre, respectively
with effect from February 12, in New Delhi, Kolkata and
Mumbai," GCMMF Chief General Manager R S Sodhi said.
The hike in milk prices will come into effect from
February 12 in all the three metros simultaneously.
The Federation has cited rise in input cost of raw
materials like cattle feed as a major reason behind the hike
in milk prices.
GCMMF supplies nearly 27-28 lakh litres of milk per day
in all the three metropolitan cities, Sodhi said.
According to the GCMMF member, federation members like
Banaskantha dairy, Mehsana, Kaira, Vadodara and Surat have
increased milk procurement price in the past and were paying
an average price of Rs 330 per kg of fat, which is 18 per cent
higher than last year.
With a network of 13 district, GCMMF has daily average
milk collection of 8.7 million litres and touched a sales
turnover of Rs 67,113 million last fiscal, the federation
Total milk procurement by the Federation's member unions
during 2008-09 averaged at 8.7 million kg per day, showing a
quantum growth of 14.87 per cent over 7.6 million kg per day
achieved during 2007-08, the federation portal stated.
Sales of Amul Milk in pouches have grown by 44 per cent
in value terms, it added.
Mumbai: 26/11 accused Fahim Ansari's lawyer
Shahid Azmi was on Thursday shot dead at his office in suburban
Kurla, police said.
Four assailants barged into his office in Taxi Men colony
in Kurla and shot two bullets into him at point blank range,
He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar where he
was declared dead, they said.
The assailants fled from the scene after the incident,
Shahid, who was nephew of Samajwadi Party leader and
Govandi MLA Abu Asim Azmi, had also appeared as defence
counsel for the accused in July 11 Mumbai local train blasts.
Ahmedabad: After hiking prices in Gujarat,
India's largest food product marketing organisation, Gujarat
Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells
its products under the brand 'Amul' has decided to hike
milk prices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata.
First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 23:44