Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said the price of buffalo milk had witnessed an increase from Rs45 per kg to Rs48 per kg from February till now.
Similarly, the rates of cow milk had increased from Rs28 per kg to Rs30 per kg, Randhawa added.
“In the testing times of Covid-19, keeping in view the economic downturn as well as the interests of milk producers the price of milk given to them has been increased six times” Randhawa said while adding that the milk producers would continue to get good price in future also. This would make dairy a profitable venture benefitting 2.5 lakh milk producers associated with Milkfed, Randhawa said.
“The Punjab Milkfed always ensures high purchase price of milk to milk producers. This is evident from the six time increase in the purchase price of milk during the last two months,” Randhawa added.