Bengaluru: Milk prices in Karnataka may go up by Rs 3 per litre if the government concedes to the demand.
A litre of Nandini toned milk (blue sachet) currently costs Rs 37. The cost may go up to Rs 40. Simultaneously, the prices of other varieties and curds will also increase.
The general body meeting of the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) held on Friday decided to appeal to the government to allow it to hike the price by Rs 3 per litre.
The KMF and other milk unions have been seeking revision of prices for the last six months claiming they are financially hit due to fall in sales during the pandemic. The unions have reduced the procurement price of one litre of milk from Rs 30 to Rs 25.
Of the Rs 3 hike, the farmers will get Rs 2.5 and the unions will retain 50 paise.