GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday that he has directed the department of animal husbandry and veterinary services to source live animals and beef from other states to ensure that there’s no shortage of it in the state.
Since very little beef is coming from Karnataka, some dealers have reached out to Delhi for supplies, while others are contemplating sourcing the red meat from Kerala.
Beef supply from Karnataka started on Saturday after eight consecutive days of meat stores being shut. However, the quantity is far less than usual, leading traders to make inquiries if it can be transported by rail from Delhi, and from Kerala.
“Christmas is just around the corner, and people are unsure about until when supply is going to be consistent. Currently, round beef is selling for Rs 380-400 kg, tongue for Rs 400 and undercut for Rs 500 a kg.
Proprietor of a prominent hypermarket in Panaji said that he has been sourcing beef from Maharashtra from trusted suppliers and has therefore not been affected by the Karnataka bill. “When we can get beef from a neighbouring state, there is no need to go as far as Kerala or Delhi.
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