There is no rule for them. They are the rule. Mutton was Rs.350 per kg a few years ago, we blinked and it went upto Rs.400 per kg, We blinked again and it went up to Rs.550 and then it has been rising time and again.
The government sets the price but nobody follows it. The mutton sellers sell mutton at the choicest of price and the authorities watch as mute spectators. There is a metrology department which fixes the rate and quality. In the absence of an abattoir the sheep are slaughtered anywhere on the road. Nobody knows what meat they are consuming and nobody knows how much extra they are paying.
Ever since the pay revision happened for the state and central government employees the price of mutton has shot up exponentially. The unorganized sector still works on the same wages. Their purchasing power is at the lowest ebb. The carpenters, masons, labourers can not afford to buy mutton at such a heavy price.
The government must control the rising prices of mutton at all districts. For the simple fact that the government is establishing the price, it is mandatory upon government to see to it that the prices are implemented in letter and spirit.
We hope the things change soon.