Increased during Shab-e Barat, chicken price goes up further. The prices of chicken in Okhla have gone up unexpectedly since Shab-e-Barat when shopkeepers in the locality started selling it for Rs 190. When confronted, shopkeepers said the prices would be stable after the festival is over and as the prices are up in the mandis they won’t be able to do anything.
However, residents were rather than the price going down, many residents said they bought 1 kilogram chicken for Rs 200 today. “The prices have really gone up. We were expecting the price to come down after Shab-e-Barat but nothing like this has happened. Today when I went to buy chicken, the shopkeeper demanded Rs 200 which is up than earlier. This is the highest price I have seen in the last many years,” said Rozy Khanam, a housewife.
Chicken seller Wajihudding defended the price rise and said: “We cannot do anything. We are buying it at high price from the mandis. And it is expected to go up more in coming next few days. Let us see if it can come down too.” There are several chicken shops in the locality that the residents visit daily to purchase chickens. And the increase in price is making them deeply upset as they are being forced to spend more on meat.