Advising the Government to fix meat prices in consultation with the mutton dealers, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today said that unilateral decisions in this regard by the governmenthave raised fears of black marketing.
Reacting to the fixing of meat prices by the provincial administration on Monday, Farooq Ahmad Dar, co-chairman of the Kashmir Economic Alliance, said that the traders involved in this business should also be taken into confidence while fixing the prices of meat.
He said, however, that the administration did not take into account the views of meat wholesalers, dealers and butchers while fixing the prices, which has raised concerns among them.
Co-chairman of the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) said that mutton dealers are a constituent of the joint platform, so it is imperative for them to bring the matter to the notice of the government. Dar said the practice could lead to an artificial shortage of meat in the markets, as well as black marketing, which could lead to problems for the people. He appreciated the mutton dealers' decision to not go on strike in view of the wedding season in the valley.(KNS)