LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

Kerala: Traders not to sell chicken at Rs 87 per kilo

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 15, 2017, 6:40 am IST
Updated Jul 15, 2017, 6:40 am IST
As many as 40,000 chicken shops are functioning in the state providing employment to 10 lakh people.
At least 22 lakh kg chicken is being sold daily.
 At least 22 lakh kg chicken is being sold daily.

ALAPPUZHA: The  merchants have refused to sell chicken at the government-fixed price of  Rs 87per kg and have decided to sell meat at Rs 157 per kg. The Kerala Poultry federation has also asked   all stalls not to sell live chicken. S.K. Nazeer, general secretary, All-Kerala Poultry Federation, said that they would not sell chicken below Kepco rate. “If Kepco  reduces the rate, we will also cut it,” he said.  

“Finance Minister T.M. Thomas’s argument is that we have to cut the tax  from the retail prices after GST. But in Tamil Nadu, the rate of a chicken is  over Rs 100. The price may come down next month when the off-season begins.  The demand for  chicken in the state will also come down in the month of Karkidakam. So the prices may fall, but not to Rs 87per kg,” he said.  As many as 40,000 chicken shops are functioning in the state providing employment to 10 lakh people. At least 22 lakh kg chicken is being sold daily.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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