Eid ul-Adha: Last two days saw goat prices nosedive
OT, October 26, 2012 16:55 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
A few days ago Syed Rizwan was in two minds about purchasing a goat for Eid ul-Adha. The skyrocketing prices of goats had dampened not only his spirits but others also.
But things changed in the last two days with more supply and less demand the prices of goats’ nosedived, encouraging middle-class people like Rizwan to purchase a goat between the range of Rs 5,000 and 8,000.
“I bought a goat for Rs 5,000 yesterday. I was happy to see that the prices came down. Just four days ago everything was looking difficult. Traders were asking Rs 12,000 and more for the same goat that I bought for Rs 5,000. The earlier price was beyond my reach and I and other friends were thinking to skip sacrificing goats this time.”
Every year traders from nearby states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Mewat camp in the Capital with their herds dreaming to make it big.
In Delhi the other markets from where goats can be bought at reasonable prices are Jama Masjid, Ghazipur, Trans-Yamuna, Seelampur and Okhla. Also, traders move around in streets with their herds.
Many residents in Jamia Nagar bought goats from the Dhobi Ghat market, Batla House and Okhla Head. And they seemed to be pretty satisfied with the price at the end of the day.
Batla Huse resident Shahzad Khan said the price came down in the last two days only.
“Earlier, it was hitting the roof. And we too were thinking what to do. I am happy that things are under control. I bought a goat from Dhobi Ghat for the price of Rs 7,000.”
Like every year some goats are sold at a high price as Rs 4 lakh.
CAPTION: Goats for sale in the local Okhla market (OT photo)
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