Chicken price down by Rs 50

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 8, 2015-

Chicken prices have dropped by Rs 50 in the Kathmandu valley due to low consumption, and the prices are expected to fall further.

Chicken meat was sold at Rs 200 per kg on Friday, against Rs 245 on the

previous day.

Traders said the consumption dropped sharply as people left the valley due to the fear of epidemic after the April 25 earthquake.

The government’s ban on meat items in various eight areas of the valley has also affected the demand. Chicken sellers have published a notice announcing the drop in the prices.

“We are in great pressure to clear up stocks by reducing the prices sharply,” said Shreeya Dhakal, vice-president of Nepal Chicken Sellers Association. He said famers also want to sell their chicken as they are not in a condition to buy feed.

According to the association, Dhading, Chitwan and Rasuwa districts were badly affected by the earthquake. Around 40 percent of the breeding houses have been damaged due to the disaster.

 

Published: 09-05-2015 10:04

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