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Another blow of inflation on the festive season, Amul made milk expensive

On the festive season, the common people have got another shock of inflation. Amul has increased milk prices by Rs 2 in Delhi region. Now the price of one liter full cream milk has increased to Rs 63 per liter in Delhi. Earlier in August also, milk prices were increased. According to the inflation data released yesterday, the inflation rate of animal feed has remained close to the record level of more than 25 percent for 9 years. Due to this there has been a sharp jump in the cost of farmers producing milk. Amul is increasing the prices only citing the rising cost.

What a great price
The rise in prices today has been unexpected. In the morning people have got milk at increased rates. However, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation has not given any official information about this. At present, full cream milk has become costlier by Rs 2 in the market and the new rates have increased from Rs 61 to Rs 63 per liter. Earlier in August, Amul and Mother Dairy had increased the price of milk by Rs 2 per liter. At the same time, the prices of milk were increased in March also. In the last two times, the federation had said that the cost of milk production of farmers is increasing continuously, due to which their income has decreased. The price of milk has been increased only to give relief to the farmers.

Increased pressure from expensive fodder
The main reason for the cost of milk is the cost of animal feed. According to the data released yesterday, the inflation rate in the month of September has been 25.23 percent. Which was at 20.57 percent in the same month of last year. In the month of August, the inflation rate of fodder had reached the level of 25.54 percent, which was the highest level of 9 years. In September, there has been very little relief in this but the prices are still at a worrying level. The situation is that the inflation rate of fodder remains at the level of more than double the wholesale inflation rate. According to the data released yesterday, the wholesale inflation rate has come down to 10.7 percent in the month of September from 12.41 percent in the previous month. On the other hand, food inflation based on wholesale prices has come down from 9.93 per cent to 8.08 per cent.