Temporary animal markets set up in West Bengal, prices hiked in the beginning

And a few days later, the second largest religious festival of Muslims is Eid-ul-Azha. On that day, religious people will try to get close to God through animal sacrifice in West Bengal like all over the world. On this occasion, temporary animal markets are being set up in different districts of the state. Animal selling has started in several places including Murshidabad, Maldah, North 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Howrah, Kolkata.

In the meantime, temporary animal markets have been set up in several places in Kolkata. Notable markets are located near Nakhoda Mosque, Zakirya Street, Khidirpur, Rajabazar, Gardenrich, Narkeldanga, Metiabruz area. Apart from this, there are small temporary animal stalls in different places.

Every year before Eid al-Adha, animals from outside West Bengal come to these temporary animal markets. Local people of Calcutta have more interest in imported animals. Among them, Khasi, Dumba, camels are more preferred by them.


According to sources, the price of a cow weighing one and a half to two maunds is 20,000 to 25,000 rupees in these temporary markets. 45 to 50 thousand rupees for a three to four month cow. Dumba, the price of camels is 80 thousand to 1 lakh rupees.

Improved varieties of khasi are being sold for 20,000 to 25,000 rupees. However, the price of Khasi may fluctuate slightly from place to place. If you bargain a little, the price will be reduced a lot.

A livestock seller named Jamal Sheikh in North 24 Parganas Kadambagachi said that the Eid of Sacrifice may be on June 17. Before that, temporary haats are held in this region every year. All kinds of animals are available here for Eid. However, compared to last year, the price of animals is a little higher this year.

As the reason, he said, animals come here from different parts of India. Those animals have not arrived yet. So the price is a bit high. The price may slowly come down once the animals are expected from outside.