Amid unprecedented inflationary pressures on Monday, people were given a new price shock after a recent hike in milk prices. The recent jump in the prices of fresh milk by Rs 20 per litre, took the price to Rs 200 per litre in the city.
The prices of the fresh milk have seen a spike of Rs 20 per litre for the second time in a row.
Back on September 8, the Karachi Diary and Cattle Farmers Association had increased the price by the same value.
The media coordinator of the Karachi Milk Retailers Association (KMRA), Waheed Gaddi, said that the retailers were compelled to increase the prices of milk due to an increase in rates at dairy farms and wholesale prices as well as an increase in the fares of vehicles used for transportation of milk.
The commissioner of Karachi had fixed the retail rate of fresh milk at Rs120 per litre in December 2021, but the city administration failed to enforce the officially notified prices of the commodity since then.
Until last week, the majority of shopkeepers were selling milk at Rs180 per litre. However, from Monday, most of them have started charging Rs200 for one litre of milk in different parts of the city.
Meanwhile, Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association president Shakir Umar Gujjar said prices of electricity, medicines, gas, livestock, fodder and other essential items were increasing day by day and all these factors led to an increase in the price of fresh milk.
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