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Srinagar-Jammu highway closure triggers mutton shortage in Valley

'80 trucks carrying sheep stuck on the highway'

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Srinagar, Jan 31 : The closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway due to landslides and snow triggered shortage of mutton in Kashmir.

In Srinagar, non-availability of mutton was reported from several areas of Srinagar.

Stakeholders associated with the mutton trade acknowledged to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) shortage of mutton in markets due to the highway shutdown.

General Secretary of Kashmir mutton dealers association Mehraj-u-Din told KNO that more than 80 trucks of sheep are stranded on the highway.

Responding to a query about the status of the revision of mutton rates he said their scheduled meeting with the administration on Saturday last week was postponed after which they are yet to get information on a fresh date.

“We are waiting for a fresh date for the meeting as we have already made a draft to finalise the revision of mutton rates”, he said.

The Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Kashmir had sealed more than 100 mutton shops across the valley stating that the drive was launched to control pricing after receiving reports that mutton is being sold at high rates and beyond the government fixed rate—(KNO)

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