Srinagar: The traders associated with mutton business on Thursday said that mutton rates fixed by the government are not genuine and that it should reconsider the bar on rates, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported.
In a joint press conference here, All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association, All Kashmir Butchers Association, Chinar Sheep and Goat Welfare Association said that the government has been deliberately pushing mutton dealers to the wall.
They said the animal and sheep husbandry department has itself admitted that the production rate is Rs 476 per kg.
“However, the government has fixed mutton rate at Rs 480 per kg, which is not genuine,” President All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association, Mehraj Ud Din, said.
Mehraj said that though the government invited them to a meeting, it did not listen to them.
“The government must come clear and tell us how Rs 600 per kg is not a genuine rate,” he added. KNO