Bhubaneswar: At a time when prices of tomato, lemon and other vegetables are burning a hole in pockets, soaring rates of chicken and mutton have added to the financial burden of households.
Increase in chicken feed and wholesale price, rise in demand due to the wedding season and drop in supply has led to the rise in chicken prices. Some varieties like banaraj are selling at Rs 300 per kg. Traders said the price of broiler chicken will touch Rs 300 in the next few days.
“Prices have increased steadily in the past few weeks mainly due to the steep rise in chicken feed, high petrol and diesel prices, shortage in production during summer. Demand for chicken has increased due to the wedding season but short supply has also contributed to rise in prices,” Prakash Parida, a chicken seller at Indradhanu market in Nayapalli, said.
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