Following a price increase in other markets around the nation, The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has increased the prices of a number of commodities at its store outlets nationwide.
According to a notification, the government has raised the costs of branded tea, milk, spices, honey, toothpaste, shampoo, and other goods. As a result, the cost of 950 grams of branded tea has increased by Rs198, bringing the price of tea from Rs697 to Rs895.
The price of a 260 gram jar of honey has increased from Rs310 to Rs425; the price of baby dry milk supplement has increased from Rs1,360 to Rs1,450; and the cost of various brand names of shampoo has increased by up to Rs30. These price increases are similar to those seen in the case of milk, which went from Rs177 to Rs197.
Following this, utility stores have also announced price fluctuations for a number of brands. The higher costs will take effect right away.
It may be recalled that the USC had also announced an increase in the prices of pulses and other food items across all utility stores of the country earlier in June.