Mutton crisis is over officially, but shops yet to open

Mutton crisis is over officially, but shops yet to open

By: Musaib Iqbal MK


While the government is saying that they have resolved the crisis of mutton as in the recent high level meeting the mutton dealers have agreed to the rates mutually discussed with administration, however on the ground mutton shops have yet to open here.

In Kashmir valley, mutton dealers and the government locked horns over the rates and finally in the recent meeting presided over by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and the representatives of the trade bodies, it was mutually agreed to end the crisis.

The government said that the issue is resolved, but the mutton shops have yet to open even on Thursday. Earlier Director Food department Kashmir on Thursday said that mutton crisis is over in Kashmir as new rates have been agreed upon by the mutton dealers and the government.

Talking to media the Director Food department Kashmir said that mutton will be sold at Rs 535 per kg without offal and Rs 490 with offal.

“Formal order will be out by evening today,” he said, adding that all mutton shops must open across Kashmir as there is no confusion over rates now and the government will act if the crisis continues.


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