Srinagar: A Dairy company in Kashmir Valley has announced an arbitrary hike in milk price by Rs 2 for one litre, a move that the Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department is unaware of.
The milk company in question is ‘Snow Cap’. Interestingly, no other Dairy Company including Khyber, Zum Zum, Dairy Light, Kashmir Dairy, Haleeb have resorted to such a hike.
Sources told the news agency that ‘Snow Cap’ increased the price without taking the administration into confidence.
“I was paying Rs 44 for a litre and Rs 22 for half a litre but now I have to pay Rs 46 and Rs 23 respectively,” said a consumer.
Ironically, in March this year, this company had increased milk price by Rs 2 and merely after the expiry of 4 months it resorted to one more hike.
This Company sells thousands of litres of milk per day in the Valley.
The Enforcement wing of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs doesn’t know anything about the price hike. An official said that they will ascertain facts. (KNT)
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