Officially Mutton (Without Offal) In Kashmir Is Rs 310 Per KG

KL Report


Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar Friday convened a meeting with the mutton dealers and later fixed Mutton price as 310 per KG.

Divisional commissioner Kashmir told KNS that Government had fixed rate of mutton at Rs 285 per kg for wholesalers and Rs 310 per kg (without offal) for retailers. In case of any complaint of price hike public can contact his office of the telephone numbers 2455357, 2452643.

Asked Kothdars and Butchers to sell the meat at the rate of Rs 310/kg, Kumar warned them that anyone found selling on higher rates would face music under law of land.  “Only those Kothdars who had been issued legitimate licenses can fetch sheep from outside the State themselves or legal action would be initiated against those violating the norms, “he said.

Meanwhile to stop and check the illegal supply of sheep authorities Friday seized six trucks loaded of sheep at Lower Munda illegally being imported into the vally.Later Government official told KNS that it was distributed among the mutton retailers for sale.

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  1. These are simple official statements which have zero bearing at ground level. The government itself knows that the mutton is sold @ 350/kg in retail on every butcher shop. I myself purchase it the same rate. Even the officers who fix the rates wold be themselves purchasing beyond the fixed rate. Why should the govt want that somebody should register the complaint, why can’t the govt formulate secret squads to observe itself whether their announced rates exist anywhere. This is simply befooling the public. Chickens are sold @130/kg. What is the official rate and who monitors it? Poor inapt government.


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