Dairy farmers to get ₹ 2 more per litre from Jan 1

The Bangalore Urban, Rural and Ramanagara District Co-operative Milk Producers Societies Union Ltd (BAMUL) has announced a ₹ 2 per litre hike in the milk procurement rate payable to dairy farmers with effect from January 1. However, the price payable by consumers remains unchanged. BAMUL Chairman Mr. Narasimha Murthy said dairy farmers will now get ₹ 28 per litre from the previous ₹ 26. BAMUL currently receives around 16 lakh litres of milk per day from 12 different taluks in Ramanagara, Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts.

Karnataka Rajya Raithara Sanga President Mr. Kodihalli Chandrashekar said that two-rupee increase is welcome but it is not sufficient. The government should understand that the production cost is on the higher side and should also consider increasing the retail price of milk.