Ramakanta Biswas

With the price of broiler chicken witnessing a sharp rise in Odisha, relishing dishes made from the popular non-vegetarian item has become a costly affair.

The skyrocketing price of chicken has added to the miseries of the consumers who are already struggling with the rising inflation.

As per sources, broiler chicken, which was being sold at Rs 180 to Rs 200 per kg a couple of days back, now costs Rs 280 a kg, much to the inconvenience of consumers. 

Traders attributed the rise to a hike in the cost of feed apart from the high demand for chicken due to marriage season. 

As per sources, chicken is now in short supply from the local farmers in Odisha. As a result, broiler chicken is being exported from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to meet the rising demand. 

Apart from the rising chicken price, the skyrocketing price of tomatoes has also pinched the pocket of consumers. Tomato price has reportedly hit the century in the State. 

On Friday, tomato is being sold at Rs 100 to Rs 110 per kg at Unit I market in Bhubaneswar and Chhatrabazar in Cuttack. 

As per sources, tomatoes are being imported from Nasik and Raipur. Due to cyclonic storm Asani, the import of tomatoes was affected which resulted in price rise.