Chicken, meat prices decrease; poultry farmers seek special package
PESHAWAR: The prices of chicken and meat have substantially decreased in the provincial capital due to postponement of marriages and other functions due to Coronavirus threats.
Poultry dealers here told APP that Rs 36 per kilogram decreased in the prices of chicken meat.
In Peshawar, chicken was being sold at Rs130 per kilogram, before Coronavirus, the price of chicken was Rs185 per kilogram in the local market, moreover, it is expected that its prices would further slashed to Rs110 per kilogram in next few days.
The dealers said all big chicken orders for marriages were postponed and Corona virus situation were putting negative effects on poultry farming in KP.
Similarly, Rs50 per kilogram decrease in meat prices of buffalo and cow etc were also registered in local markets and the prices of meat per kilogram has been slashed to Rs400 against Rs450 these days before report of Coronavirus cases.
The supply of chicken and meat to Peshawar were also affected due to closure of inter-district transport owing to spread of Coronavirus and dealers demanded special package from KP Government for revival of poultry sector in the province. - APP