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Local Farmers Supplied Poultry for Eid Festival

by 5m Editor
7 November 2011, at 6:51am

KASHMIR, INDIA - It was estimated that 1.7 million poultry were on sale in the region for Eid.

The Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir made elaborate arrangements for sale of broiler chicken across the valley on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, reports Kashmir Observer.

According to the Director Dr F.A. Kaloo, sale booths were set up in Srinagar city with mobility facilities in civil lines areas and peri-urban areas. The sales depots in the city were at Gawkadal, Hari Parbath, Nowhatta, Umberhair, Khanyar (only dressed chicken) and at Athwajan. Likewise, 41 fixed point booths were established in other districts of the Valley with arrangements for mobile sales in all the districts. The department decided to sell the birds cheaper than the prices fixed by CAPD and district price controllers.

Nearly 1.7 million poultry grown in local farms were sent to the market, leaving little space for imported chicken.