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KMF hikes milk costs by Rs 2 per litre

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The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), the second largest dairy co-operative within the nation, has introduced a Rs 2 per litre improve in costs for all variants of packaged milk and curd offered beneath the model title Nandini, efficient Thursday.

Nandini toned milk with 3 per cent fats and eight.5 per cent SNF (Solids-Not-Fats) will now value Rs 39 per litre (earlier worth Rs 37 per litre). Equally, milk with 6 per cent fats and 9 per cent SNF is now priced at Rs 50 per litre (Rs 48), whereas the brand new worth for curd per kg is mounted at Rs 47 (Rs 45).

KMF Chairman Balachandra Jharkiholi mentioned the complete hike of Rs 2 per litre shall be handed on to the dairy farmers. The dairy farmers within the state are confronted with challenges reminiscent of rising feed and fodder prices and the unfold of lumpy pores and skin illness, which is seen impacting milk manufacturing within the state.

Each day milk procurement, which had touched 94.2 lakh litres throughout June 2022, has declined to 78.8 lakh litres. KMF attributes the decline to components reminiscent of antagonistic weather conditions, non-remunerative costs and lumpy pores and skin illness, amongst others.

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Farmer members of KMF get about 79 per cent of the buyer rupee. There are about 26 lakh farmers members of assorted milk unions within the state, of which on a median 10 lakh farmers promote their milk to KMF. Of those 10 lakh farmers, about 85 per cent are small and marginal farmers, who personal about 1-3 cows. The earlier hike effected by Nandini was in February, 2000.

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