Beginning today, the government-owned Dairy Development Company (DDC) Lainchaur raised the price of milk. The DDC sent the milk packages with the revised rates to the market today.
The new costs, according to DDC deputy general manager and information officer Rajendra Prasad Adhikari, are for the whole country.
According to a resolution made by the Council of Ministers on March 3, a minimum purchase price of Rs 65 has been set for raw milk having four unit fat and milk containing solid milk particles without eight unit fat from farmers.
The DDC said suppliers of raw milk have been already paid the adjusted price of their products and consumers are required to pay the increased price. The price of DDC standard milk which is available in a blue packet and the most-selling milk has increased by Rs 11 per liter to touch at Rs 97, according to the DDC.
This is the pricing in Kathmandu, Biratngar, Janakpur, and Hetauda. Similarly, in Butwal, it is Rs 94, while in Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi, it is Rs 92.