Milk procurement price hiked on dairy farmers’ demand, says Palaniswami
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday said the milk procurement price had to be increased, considering the production cost and the welfare of dairy farmers.
“During (the last) Assembly session, Opposition leader [M.K. Stalin] urged the government to accept the request of the dairy farmers and increase the milk procurement price. During the same session, I said that the procurement price and the selling price will be increased, considering the farmers’ request. The procurement price has not been revised in almost five years. The cost of milk production has increased due to an increase in the cost of fodder and transportation. Hence, the cost of procurement and the selling price (of milk) had to be raised,” he said.
Mr. Palaniswami said the procurement price of cow milk had been increased by ₹6 and that of buffalo milk by ₹4, and the selling price was increased by ₹6.