Meeting to decide mutton rates today
Srinagar, Apr 15: To tackle the emerging crisis of mutton shortage in the Valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has convened a meeting on Saturday with meat dealers.
The dealers and retailers went on strike following the “hike in VAT by over 100 rupees on live sheep. As per new rates, a live animal will be levied a tax of 135-150, which was earlier Rs 35 only.
Experts and consumers said if government has to hike the mutton rates, it should ensure consumers get quality meat. “The mutton imported here is of low grade-‘C’ class. As compared to this in Delhi A class meat is being sold. If the rate is to be hiked the government would have to ensure that quality is maintained by the dealers,” said consumers.
Experts said the government agency concerned did not conduct a regular cheque to ensure quality of the product. “The inspecting agency Srinagar Municipal Committee has only one veterinary doctor and standard procedure to ensure quality is not followed,” they said.
“Before slaughtering an animal, anti-mortem and post-mortem should be conducted on it. This is all missing in the valley instead illiterate people stamp the animals. So there is no quality check inasmuch as even animals are slaughtered on roadsides at many places,” said an expert adding ‘post-mortem has to do with checking any disease to the animal’.
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