The prices of chicken and meat have witnessed a substantial decrease in provincial capital due to postponement of marriages, engagements, birthdays and haqeeqa of new borns functions owing to threats of Corona virus.
The poultry dealers here told that Rs 36 per kilogram decrease in the prices of chicken meat has been witnessed on Thursday due to postponement of marriages and others functions due to Corona virus threats. In Peshawar, live chicken was being sold at Rs130 per kg and it is expected that its prices would further slashed to Rs110 per kg in next few days in local markets.
Before Corona virus, the price of chicken was Rs185 per kilogram in the local market.
The dealers said all big chicken orders for marriages were postponed and Corona virus situation were making negative effects on poultry farming in KP. Similarly, Rs50 per kilogram decrease in meat prices of buffalo and cow etc were also registered in local markets and the prices of meat per kilogram has been slashed to Rs400 against Rs450 these days before report of Coronavirus cases.
The supply of chicken and meat to Peshawar were also affected due to closer of inter-districts transport owing to spread of Coronavirus and the dealers demanded special package from KP Government for revival of poultry sector in the province.