Prices of broiler chickens have gone down again. In the last one month, the price of non-vegetarian food has increased by 40 to 50 rupees; And only 20 to 25 rupees in a week.
A search of several markets in the capital, including Karwan Bazar and Tezkunipara, on Sunday revealed that retailers were selling broilers at Rs 190 to Rs 195 per kg; Which was 160 to 175 rupees last week. A month ago it was available at 145 to 150 rupees. However, in the last five to six months, broiler was sold at 115 to 120 rupees per kg.
Consumers say that after a few days, traders increase the prices of one product after another for various reasons. There is no shortage of reasons to raise prices.
Main Uddin, a buyer at a broiler chicken shop in Karwan Bazar, told Samakal that if the price goes up by five rupees at the production stage, the five rupees becomes 50 rupees at the retail level. Ordinary people are cheating all the time. The buyer called for increased market surveillance to determine the fair price of the product.
According to the company, the price of broiler in the retail market on Sunday ranged from Rs 180 to Rs 200 per kg.
But even a year ago, the price of broiler was 120 to 135 rupees per kg. As a result, the price of the product has increased by about 50 percent.
Rubel Hossain, a chicken shopkeeper at Karwan Bazar in the capital, said there are various events including weddings, picnics and opening of various educational institutions in winter. Due to this the demand for broilers increases at this time. But the supply of broilers is not increasing in comparison. So the price has been affected.
Samsul Alam, a broiler chicken seller in Tejkuni area, said that if the price goes up at the wholesale level, the price goes up in the retail market as well. Moreover, some chickens die during winter. As a result, retailers are being forced to sell broilers at higher prices, he claimed.
Besides broiler chickens, prices of Pakistani cock or golden breed chickens have also gone up. Traders are selling such chickens at Rs 300 to Rs 340 per kg. Which was 290 to 300 rupees last week. A month ago, buyers could buy this breed of chicken for 250 to 260 rupees.