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OMFED increased the price of its packaged milk by Rs 4 per litre

Bhubaneswar: 26/9/19:Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (OMFED) has increased the price of its packaged milk by Rs 4 per litre in the state.

The new rates will be effective from September 27.

While the price of ‘Premium’ and ‘Gold Premium’ milk variants were earlier Rs 40 per litre, it has been increased to Rs 44. The rate of ‘Toned’ milk variant increased to Rs 38 per litre from Rs 34.

OMFED, which has majority stakes in the state’s milk market, said that profits generated from the higher margin would go directly to the farmers.

The rate of OMFED milk had remained unchanged since December, 2014.

However, the increase in milk prices has not gone down well with consumers as they opposed the move of OMFED.

On the other hand, dairy farmers and others associated with the business have welcomed state government’s decision.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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