Residents, who had waited to buy goats on the last day of Eid-al Adha in Okhla, are in for a big shock as there aren’t enough goats at Dhobi Ghat, said a resident. At 7 pm there were around 100 goats in Dhobi Ghat and a lot of people are walking desperately to lay their hands on a goat, said Md Tajuddin.
Moreover, on the last day the goat price too has seen a rise.
A goat that was selling for Rs 8,000 a few days ago is now being sold for Rs 12,000 or near by it, said Tajuddin, adding that it is tough job for goat buyers to haggle and bring the price down.
After visiting the goat market a resident in Abul Fazal Enclave returned back without buying a goat. Chances are that many people might not sacrifice animal on first day of the festival if things continue like this. But things may change with new animals arriving in the locality, which happens most of the time with demand rising.
On Eid-al Adha, people are allowed to sacrifice animals on three days. However, many people prefer think it is best to sacrifice on day one after offering namaz.
Half an hour ago, the resident said people are waiting for new arrival of truck carrying the goats for the last three hours and many among are hopeless as they know not getting goats at reasonable price only means that they would be going home without a goat with children and family members to be saddened.
With many residents living in flats, a large number of residents prefer purchasing goats the last day only.
Goats started arriving late in the locality this year with many residents were concerned that price might go up but nothing like this happened as the price of goat was reasonable and some residents even bought goat at cheaper prices for Rs 8,000 one goat and some 2 small goats for Rs 11,000, said residents.