'The increase in the price was following a request from milk producers,' state government said in a statement.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has decided to hike prices of Aavin milk by Rs 6 per litre from August 19.
"The procurement price has also been increased by Rs 6 per litre to Rs 41 per litre for buffalo milk and Rs 4 per litre to Rs 32 per litre for cow milk. The hike in price will be effective from August 19. The increase in the price was following a request from milk producers," state government said in a statement.
Speaking to ANI, state Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said: "Milk producers said that they were facing losses. In order to address their concerns, we have hiked the price of milk in the state."