Nepal government has increased the price of milk by 9 rupees per liter. The cabinet meeting held on Friday decided to increase the price of milk by 9 rupees to 65 rupees per liter, said a source in the cabinet office.
“It has been decided to increase the price of milk for farmers by 9 rupees per liter,” said the source. Now the minimum price of milk sold by farmers has reached Rs 65 per liter.
Now the price announced by the government is the price that the farmers will get and based on this, the Dairy Development Institute under the Ministry of Agriculture will set the consumer price of milk.
Consumer rights activists have expressed their concern that the price of milk per liter has been increased by a large amount in the price of farmers, and now the consumer price of milk will be more expensive than the reach of the common man. Earlier, on 27 Magh 2078, the then Deuba government had increased the price of milk by at least 6 to 14 rupees.
The price of milk was increased last year in the interests of the then Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Mahendra Rai Yadav. This year also like last year, instead of reducing the cost of the farmers, the government has decided to increase the price of milk, and this will affect the consumers directly.
The National Dairy Development Board and dairy farmers together recommended to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development on Falgun 2 to increase the price of milk by 10 rupees. The proposal to increase the price of milk was submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development to the Council of Ministers a few days ago.