KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Price of chicken has come down in the capital by Rs 15 per kg. Poultry entrepreneurs fixed chicken price at Rs 260 per kg on Monday, citing rise in supplies.
A joint meeting of Kathmandu-based poultry farmers, entrepreneurs and retailers took the decision on Sunday.
Similarly, price of live chicken has come down by Rs 10 per kg. With the fresh adjustment in price, farmers get Rs 195 for a kg of live chicken.
Traders had reduced price of egg by Rs 2 per unit a couple of weeks ago. Eggs are being traded at Rs 7 per unit.
Janga Bahadur BC, president of National Chicken Sellers Association, said price of chicken has been lowered in the capital due to improved supplies. He said supplies of chicken to the capital from other districts are increasing. “Price of chicken has come down also because most of the Hindus don´t consume meat products from October 1-16 as they mourn their ancestors during the period,” said BC.
According to the association, average daily supply of chicken in the capital is about 20 percent higher than the average daily demand of 250,000 kg.
“Chicken consumption across the country will go down over the next 16 days. As a result, farmers across the country are supplying chicken to the capital - the biggest market in the country,” said BC.
He also hinted that the association will not increase chicken price during Dashain as the price “has already gone up significantly”.