Exorbitant poultry rates take toll on consumers

Exorbitant poultry rates take toll on consumers

Srinagar: The exorbitant poultry rates in Srinagar are taking a toll on the consumers. The consumers said that the sellers were overlooking government prices and selling broiler chicken at exorbitant rates.

The consumers are decrying the failure of the authorities to keep a check on the market.The consumers in Srinagar said that selling poultry at higher rates than government-designated rates had taken a toll on them.

As per the official website of the Directorate of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), there has been no fresh revision in poultry rates across Kashmir since March and the rate of broiler chicken continues to be Rs 130 per kg.

However, the consumers complained that despite the government fixing the rate of broiler chicken at Rs 130 per kg, the sellers were resorting to rates of their own, selling broiler chicken at Rs 170-180 per kg.

Greater Kashmir received complaints about the higher rates of broiler chicken from various areas including Dalgate, Hazratbal, downtown, and uptown areas of Srinagar.

The rates of broiler chicken are Rs 130 per kg as per the government and sellers are selling it at Rs 170 to Rs 180 per kg. This is injustice to consumers and a mockery of those who are supposed to keep the rates in check. If things keep going like this, there will be no way that common people can consume egg, broiler chicken/meat.

Broiler chicken was being sold at Rs 180 per kg. There is a hike of Rs 50 if we compare it to the government-designated rates. It is loot, and no one is doing anything about it. Here in Hazratbal the rate of broiler chicken is Rs 180 per kg for the past week. When we ask about the government rates, no one pays heed. The poultry(broiler chicken) and meat rates are skyrocketing.

Source – greaterkashmir

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