Amul has increased the prices of milk in all the states of India except Gujarat. Amul company has increased its prices thrice within this year. SR Sodhi, MD, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited informed that prices of full cream milk and buffalo milk have been increased by Rs 2 per liter in all states except Gujarat.
It was told by Amul that now the new prices have been implemented from October 15. According to media reports, full cream milk will now be available in Delhi for Rs 63 instead of Rs 61. In the midst of rising inflation, people are targeting the central government for increasing the price of milk. It is worth noting that the company has not given the reason for the increase in the price, but it is believed that the price of milk may have been increased due to the increase in the price of animal feed.
After this exemption to Gujarat, netizens are taking a jibe at the central government by referring to the assembly elections for not increasing the price of milk.
A Twitter user tweeted, “Yesterday Amul hiked milk prices all over India except Gujarat. Today government slashed CNG and PNG prices by 10% in Gujarat. Courtesy nearing Gujarat elections.” Another user tweeted, “Govt has agreed to subsidise for Gujarat. Smart bjp folks rule the state and have enough fund for winning elections by any means😀.”
General Secretary of CPI Sitaram Yechury tweeted, “EC delinks Himachal & Gujarat poll announcement schedules permitting BJP to lure voters by spending people’s money as it’s philanthropy. Amul hikes milk prices by ₹2/ltr all over India but exempts Gujarat!”