Srinagar, July 8 : The government on Thursday fixed the rates of sacrificial livestock in Kashmir ahead of this year’s Eid -ul-Adha.
As per an order issued by Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Kashmir Dr Abdul Salam Mir, the rates for Delhi Walla and Merino Cross varieties of Sheep have been fixed at Rs 285 a kg while as those of Bakerwal and Kashmiri varieties as Rs 270 a kg. The rate for goat has been fixed as Rs 260 per kg, reads the order.
The new rates are Rs 50 across the board compared to last year.
The Thursday’s order comes consequent upon the decision taken in a meeting of officials regarding the fixing/review of rates of the sacrificial (Qurbani) livestock.
The rates have been fixed under the J&K Mutton Licensing and Control Order 1973 and SRO 31 of 1974, the order adds. (GNS)