MILK POWDER PRICE HIKE: WORLD MARKET PRICES UP: JOHNSTON
June 20, 2010: The Minister of Co-Operatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando announced that the price of milk powder had been increased with effect from midnight yesterday.
This was announced at a media briefing held yesterday.
“The price of milk powder has increased in the world market. Companies have been requesting for an increase in prices since March. After closely studying the situation we agreed to increase the price of a 400g milk powder packet by Rs.19 while we have granted permission for the price of one kilogram pack of milk powder to increase by Rs. 48.
This will come into effect from midnight,” he said.
Moreover, answering a question the minister said that milk powder which is already in the market should be sold at the same price.
How easy it is to say that price of milk powder is increased just because of the price hike in the world market? Price of every essential item has already gone up and it is no more bearable. Many of us will not be able to buy milk powder anymore.
Does our country have a programme to increase the local milk production? Why could’t we produce the milk our country needs? Why don’t we take lessons from India which has retained its number one position as the world’s largest milk producing country for more than nine years?
usual drama pls keep it up..n kill the ordinary people who has given stupid vote for parliament