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Milk dearer in Bihar from Feb 1

PTI Patna | Updated on January 30, 2011 Published on January 30, 2011

In a bitter pill to the consumers, the state-owned Patna Dairy Project has hiked the milk prices by Rs. 1.50 per litre on all its four brands with effect from February One next citing rising prices of the petroleum products.

The Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Mr Giriraj Singh told PTI here that the milk prices have been hiked on all four brands as the input cost had increased substantially following multiple rise in petroleum products’ prices.

Under the new price mechanism, a litre of Sudha healthy milk will cost Rs. 23.50, while Sudha smart brand will cost Rs. 24 per litre, he said. A litre of Sudha Shakti brand of milk will cost Rs. 25.50, while Sudha Gold will sell for Rs. 27.50 per litre.

The Patna Dairy Project has also hiked by Rs. One per litre on the milk purchased from dairy producers, he said.

Published on January 30, 2011
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