Bhubaneswar: The price of milk being sold by Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) in the state will increase by Rs 2 per litre. The new rate will be effective from April 21, 2022.
The price of OMFED milk was hiked for the last time in 2020 by Rs 2 per litre. The fresh decision was taken by OMFED in view of the demand of the milk farmers.
OMFED in a statement said that prices of substances which are directly and indirectly connected to milk production have gone up. These include electricity tariff, packaging, transportation and fodder.
Currently, a 500 ml packet of OMFED milk is being sold at Rs 23. The price will become Rs 24 from April 21.
On the other hand, OMFED on April 21 will launch a new variety of milk in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri namely ‘Chai Special’. It will cost Rs 23 per packet of 500 ml of milk.