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Mutton crisis over, to be sold at Rs 535 without offal, at Rs 490 with Offal: Director Food Dept

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Warns of FIR in case of any violation, less weight

Director Food department Kashmir Bashir Ahmed Thursday said that mutton crisis is over in Kashmir as new rates have been agreed upon by the mutton dealers and the government.

Director Food and Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department Kashmir, Bashir Ahmed Khan said that mutton will be sold at Rs 535 per kg without offal and Rs 490 with offal.

In an official order issued by the Director Khan warned Mutton sellers of strict action including lodging of FIR and sealing of shops in case of any violations including less weight and poor quality, etc.​

The order, a copy of which lies with the KNO, reads: “The newly fixed rates per kilogram of dressed mutton is Rs 535 without offal and Rs 490 with 100g offal.”

The order further states that, the “The issue was discussed by the Chairman with stakeholders again on March 17, 2021 and in view of separate Affidavits furnished by wholesale/retail mutton dealers to abide by the Government instructions/rate list, the new rate was decided and accordingly notified today.”

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