The Amul Dairy has increased milk procurement prices by ₹10 on a kg of fat for buffalo milk and ₹4.5 in the case of cow milk following a drop in production because due to summer heat, official sources said.
The daily milk income of Amul Dairy was 30 lakh litres in the winter while it has fallen to 25 lakh litres now.
Coming into retrospective effect from May 11, the cattle breeders will be paid ₹640 a kg fat and ₹290 a kg fat for buffalo and cow's milk respectively. The hike will benefit seven lakh cattle breeders associated with 1,200 milk associations of Amul Dairy.
Following a rise in summer temperatures, there is a drop in milk production while the price of cattle fodder has increased leading to economic crisis for the cattle breeders.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.