Asia Bizz: The popular Indian dairy products brand ‘Amul’ might soon raise the prices of milk by Rs. 1 to Rs. 2 per litre from April 10, 2012. The hike will be initiated in the Indian state of Gujarat and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) will soon take a call on hiking the prices in the rest of the country.

The prices of the Amul Gold, cow’s milk, tea special milk and Shakti milk will go up by Rs. 2, while the prices of Tazza and Slim and Trim milk will go up by Rs. 1 per litre. The prices have been hiked by GCMMF which markets its products under the brand.

R S Sodhi, the managing director of GCMMF said that the hike in the prices of milk will be effective from April 10, 2012 in Anand, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Kutch and Saurashtra. Sodhi added that the price hike will be first applied in the state of Gujarat and then in the rest of the states of the country.

The MD also informed that the other dairy cooperatives affiliated to GCMMF functioning in different districts of Gujarat have been made to raise the prices in the respective areas in the next week.