Gokul Raises Pouched Cow Milk Prices in Mumbai and Pune by Rs 2/Litre

Gokul Raises Pouched Cow Milk Prices in Mumbai and Pune by Rs 2/Litre

Gokul Raises Pouched Cow Milk Prices in Mumbai and Pune by Rs 2/Litre

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In a recent development, the Kolhapur Jilha Dudh Utpadak Sangh, popularly known as ‘Gokul’, has decided to increase the price of pouched cow milk by Rs 2 per litre in Mumbai and Pune. This decision comes as a response to current financial pressures faced by the dairy due to escalating costs associated with milk powder production.

Arun Dongale, the chairman of the dairy, highlighted that plummeting milk powder prices caused by oversupply have led to increased expenses in compensating milk producers compared to other dairies. Private sector counterparts have also adjusted their prices upwards, necessitating a similar move by ‘Gokul’.

Currently, a litre of pouched cow milk from ‘Gokul’ will be priced at Rs 56 in both cities. The cooperative dairy supplies a substantial 3 lakh litres of cow milk daily in Mumbai and 40,000 litres in Pune. The decision to hike prices was made after careful consideration by the dairy’s leadership, who foresee market uncertainties following the government’s recent decision to allow imports of milk powder and butter.

Expressing concern, the cooperative’s directors have appealed to the central government to reconsider the import decision to prevent further market destabilization. They emphasized the adverse impact on the industry despite the state government’s decision to continue offering a Rs 5 per litre subsidy to dairy farmers.

The Gokul’s decision to raise milk prices reflects a strategic move to mitigate financial losses and maintain viability amidst challenging market conditions. The cooperative remains hopeful for government intervention to safeguard the interests of local dairy farmers and sustain the industry’s stability.

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