Bengaluru: During the general body meeting of the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) held at Bengaluru, the committee headed by Chairman Balachandra Jarkiholi approved the proposal to raise the price of milk by Rs 3 per litre, on Thursday. 

Additionally, the KMF is set to submit an appeal to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to approve the price hike. 

The Chairman of the federation, Balachandra Jarkiholi addressed the media about their prominent dairy brand in the country - ‘Nandini’ milk – and said, “Nandini milk is sold at Rs 37 in the state and all milk unions of Karnataka have unanimously sought revision in the prices. The federation will not avail profit from the hike as the additional Rs 3 will be paid to the farmers during the procurement of milk. Soon, we will meet CM Bommai and get approval for the revised tariff,” Jarkiholi said.

The chairman of the Karnataka Milk Federation also said that the Belagavi Nandini Mega Food Park’s work was undergoing in full swing and the unit would boost the sale of paneer and cheese besides helping market other products of the state’s milk federation. 

Apart from that, the general body also decided to market its flavoured milk products manufactured at the Hassan pet bottle plant. The plant alone produces about 5 lakh pet bottles daily.

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Lucknow, Jan 16 (PTI): Former Uttar Pradesh minister and OBC leader Dara Singh Chauhan joined the Samajwadi Party on Sunday, days after he resigned from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

On Friday, former ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, five BJP MLAs and one from the Apna Dal (Sonelal) joined the Samajwadi Party.

Apna Dal (Sonelal) is an ally of the BJP.

Besides Chauhan, Apna Dal (Sonelal) MLA from Vishvanathganj Assembly constituency in Pratapgarh district R K Verma too on Sunday joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led party which has emerged as the main challenger to the BJP in the state.

While joining the Samajwadi party, Chauhan trained his guns at the BJP, saying, "When the BJP formed government in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, it gave the slogan 'sabka saath, sabka vikaas'... But, 'vikaas' (development) of a handful of people was done and the rest were left to their fate."

Terming the Samajwadi Party as his "old home", he said, "We will change the politics of Uttar Pradesh, and make Akhilesh Yadav the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh once again."