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Goats start bleating in Okhla but picture still not rosy

Goats have started arriving in Jamia Nagar though in small numbers. Many residents heaved a sigh of relief today when they saw some people moving around the locality with goats. However, the picture is not as rosy as they were seen selling goats at high prices.

Usually during Eid-al Adha, goat sellers from Uttar Pradesh and Mewat land in the locality some 20 days earlier. With nothing like this happening this year, many residents in Okhla were deeply upset. The goat market in Dhobi Ghat was not so buzzing with activities. The late arrival of goats in the locality is being understood as a sign that the prices this year might be high.

Rizwan Khan said this year chances are that goats price will be high as very few animals are seen in the market. But other residents strongly feel that things might change in coming days as more goats start arriving in the locality. All told, residents are concerned about the price of goats.

“We are glad to see goats in the locality. Earlier, many residents were concerned about their non arrival. The fear is that the sellers don’t sell goats at high prices. However, we are hopeful that in coming days as more animal traders land in the locality from neighbouring States the prices will certainly come down,” said another resident Jawed Iqbal.

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