Bhubaneswar: Adding more to woes of common man after the Rs 5 hike in the price of diesel, Orissa State Co-Operative Milk Producers Federation Limited (Omfed) has decided to hike the price of milk by Rs 2 per litre with effect from September 23.
After the price hike consumerss now have to pay Rs 24 to get a litre of double toned milk and Rs 26 in case of toned milk.
Omfed sources said the price of milk was increased to give reasonable purchase value of milk to about 2.62 lakh registered milk farmers of Omfed in rural areas of the state.
However, the fresh price of milk as decided by the Omfed authorities will not be effective for the people of Joda, Barbil and Koida area under Rourkela Dairy. New price for the Rourkela Dairy division will be declared later, Omfed sources said.
Consumers will get milk as per the new prices instead of the printed rate till the old polythene packets lying with the Omfed are exhausted, official sources said.
It is noteworthy to mention that Omfed had increased milk prices last in October 2011.
Source: 360 NS