Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rare breed of goat fetches . 4 lakh

EASY RIDER: Many made their purchases a day ahead of Eid-ul Azha


Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: A rare breed of goat from Madhya Pradesh, meant for sacrifice on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha (Bakri Eid), was sold for Rs 4 lakh.

    The initial price sought by the seller was Rs six lakh, after negotiation he sold it for Rs four lakh, said sources at Deonar abattoir.  Eid-ul Azha will be celebrated across the country on Saturday. Mohammed Aslam Qureshi, president of the All India Sheep and Goat Breeders and Dealers Association, said the goat was brought in an air-conditioned SUV.
 
    “The goat weighs more than 200 kg and is a rare breed. It is given a diet of rotis, coconut, fruits, milk and dry fruits. A businessman from Mumbai purchased the goat,” said Qureshi. “A Kashmiri goat breed was sold for Rs 3 lakh while two from Afghanistan and Turkey were sold for Rs two lakh each,” he added. Prices shot up on Friday since many usually buy sacrificial goats on the last day. According to sources, many celebrities purchased expensive goats through their representatives during the last two days.
 
 
‘Build shelters in Deonar abattoir’ M any traders in Deonar said the government has not provided shelter homes for goats. “In the next two to three years, Eid-ul-Azha will be observed during monsoon. There are all temporary shelter houses,” said a seller.
    “We had a meeting with the CM, BMC chief, police commissioner and other officials and raised the issue. The CM said the BMC has already forwarded the proposal for modernization of Deonar abattoir to the Centre,” a source said. TNN
 
 
The Times of India, October 27, 2012

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