Hyderabad: With the Eid-ul-Adha festival commonly known as Bakrid is around the corner and prices of sacrificial animals in the city have gone up by almost 20-25 per cent this year.
The reason said to be certain restrictions and alleged harassment in transporting livestock from one places to another place.
Despite this, the livestock (Sacrificial animals) continue to arrives in many parts of places from different states and districts on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
The sacred Islamic obligation of sacrifice will begin from Thursday but the arrival of sale of sacrificial animal have begum much before in view of the rainy season.
The animals of various types of colours are being sold in the city. Although the rates of sheep are from Jhansi, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Nagpur are very high at present in the old city of Hyderabad.
Animals from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Districts are preferred by the buyers, due to their affordable prices.
The initial cost of sheep rates from Rs 22,000 to Rs 26,000 pair, which may contain the meat from 20-25kg.
Hopefully more number of sheep will arrive in next couple of days and the rates will subsequently come down.
“In view of Bakrid and ongoing sewerage works at Khilwat road the sheep market has temperately shifted to Mahboob chowk, which was recently demolished for the construction. Time being the space is being used for the sheep market to ensure smooth and hurdle free traffic movement in and around Charminar. All possible facilities are provided to the traders at the place,’’ Mohammed Sahil Akber, co-corporator, Ghansi Bazaar Division told Voiceup Media.
The traders from Karnataka Babu Miya, Mohammed Akber told VM that the sheep ranges from Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000 containing the meat 50-70 kg live is available in the market. Though, the rates of other goats, sheeps are different depending on their weight and quality.
“This time around 20-25 per cent rates is now seen increased compared to last years and it can’t be said that the rates would decrease or increase. If more animal arrive in the market then the rates may come down,’’ said, sheep traders Babu Miyan, Akber, Junaid at chowk market.
The buyers, however, see prices of livestocks gone up unexpectedly.
“Prices of sacrificial animals drastically have gone up forcing us to make rounds of the places to find out the livestock at reasonable rates,” said, one of the buyers Mohammed Saleem.