SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday fixed the rates of sacrificial livestock ahead of the forthcoming Eid -ul-Adha.
As per an order issued by the Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) for Kashmir, Dr Abdul Salam Mir, the rates for varieties Delhi Walla and Merino Cross varieties of sheep have been fixed at Rs 285 per kg while as those of Bakerwal and Kashmiri varieties as Rs 270 per kg. The rate for goats has been fixed as Rs 260 per kg.
The new rates are up by Rs 50 across the board compared to last year.
The order comes consequent upon the decision taken in a meeting of officials regarding the fixing/review of rates of the sacrificial (Qurbani) livestock.
The rates have been fixed under the J&K Mutton Licensing and Control Order, 1973, and SRO 31 of 1974.