Ensure quality: consumers
Srinagar, Apr 23: The consumers and members of civil society today expressed concern over the quality of the meat imported and sold in the Valley.
The members under the banner of People’s Voice, a civil society group, said government should decontrol the import of meat/livestock into the Valley to save common masses from “being fleeced by the wholesale mutton dealers.”
They impressed upon the government to ensure a common consumer gets quality meat.
Manzoor Ahmad Sidiqui, president People’s Voice said the mutton dealers imported D-grade meat which was available at throwaway prices outside the Valley, and sell it at higher prices here.
He said there was no control on import of chicken. He said even as the government fixed rate for the chicken @ Rs 95/Kg but presently it is being sold in the market at just Rs 75/kg because of decontrol. “Similar could happen with meat if sheep import is decontrolled,” he said.
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