Fish lovers rejoice amid plummeting Hilsa prices
Paradip: Fish lovers in Paradip are having a gala time as prices of Hilsa have seen a significant drop in last two days and the markets are now teeming with customers.
A few days back, Hilsa fish, which was being sold at Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 per kilogram in the district is now being sold between the price range of Rs 130 to Rs 450.
“The prices of the fish have significantly dropped from Rs 4000 per kilo to Rs 200 per kilo,” fish trader Ramesh Chandra Sethi said.
While a pair of small sized fish now costs Rs 130, a large pair is priced at Rs 450.
According to sources, because of low pressure triggered rain, fishes are swarming the coast and supply has increased. However, due to lack of godown space the fishes are being offered to consumers at low prices, informed sources.
“In the last 2 days our catch has increased due to the weather. So we have reduced the prices,” another fish trader Anjan Samal said.
“We never imagined such a huge price drop. We, the residents of Paradip are happy and satisfied,” a fish buyer Prakash Chandra Rout said.