Surkhet, Nov 21 : The price of mutton has gone up in Surkhet. According to the Surkhet Meat Entrepreneurs' Association, the price of goat meat has been increased to Rs 900 per kg from Rs 800 per kg. This price will be applicable from today (Sunday).
Association president Topendra Jung Shahi said that the price had to be increased after the export of goats from Surkhet to big cities including Nepalgunj, Butwal, Bhairahawa, Pokhara and Kathmandu increased. He said that the price of goat meat has been increased by Rs 100 per kg for price adjustment.
"Farmers have started exporting live goats for Rs 550 per kg after getting higher price outside the district," said Janak Thapa, a meat trader in Birendranagar. The association has stated that the price has been increased by informing the stakeholders and consumer rights activists in the district.