The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) decided to raise the price of its Nandini brand milk and curd by Rs 2 per litre on Wednesday. The revised prices will take effect starting on Thursday, November 24.
Half-litre packs’ cost will increase by Re1. The choice was made during a board meeting of the KMF. Previously, the KMF had intended to raise the price by Rs 3 per litre, but this had to be reversed due to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s intervention. Double-toned milk costs Rs. 38, toned milk costs Rs. 39, homogenised toned milk costs Rs. 40, homogenised cow milk costs Rs. 44, and special milk costs Rs. 45. Shubham costs Rs. 45, Samruddhi costs Rs. 50, and Santrupthi costs Rs. 52. The price of Nandini Curd is Rs 47.
The KMF asserts that the increase was made in the best interests of dairy farmers and to also cover increased production expenses.
The KMF, the second-largest milk union in India, comprises 26 lakh dairy producers. Ten lakh farmers supply milk to the KMF. Following the price increase, the KMF noted that Nandini milk would be the least expensive per litre when compared to Andhra Pradesh’s Vijaya (Rs 55), Tamil Nadu’s Aavin (Rs 40), Kerala’s Milma (Rs 52), Maharashtra’s Amul (Rs 51), Delhi’s Mother Dairy (Rs 51), and Gujarat’s Amul (Rs 50).