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Dairy farmers increase milk price by Rs23/kg

KARACHI: Dairy farmers have raised loose milk price by Rs23 per litre in Karachi.

Dairy farmers will be supplying milk to the middlemen at the price of Rs108 per litre. The hike will push the retail price of milk across the city, directly impacting the consumers.

According to Dairy Farm Association Chairman Shakir Umar, the ongoing talks between the dairy farmers and Commissioner Karachi yielded no result which led to the price hike.

“We used to sell milk at Rs85 per litre to middlemen, however, we have now started implementing the price increase,” he said.

The office-bearer justified the 23 per kg hike saying that transport charges went up due to costlier fuel, higher cow fodder costs and other expenses.

It is now up to the middlemen and shopkeepers to decide when they want to increase the milk prices and pass on the hike to the consumers, he added.