Hyderabad: Chicken prices that crashed after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak are now skyrocketing in the city. For the past three months, prices have been seeing an upward trend. Skinless chicken, which used to cost Rs. 200 per kg, is now being sold at Rs. 252.
A similar trend is also noticed in live and boneless chicken prices. The prices are even higher in some parts of the cities like Jubilee Hills, Hi-Tech city, etc. Speaking to siasat.com, Syed Qamaruddin of Eagle Fisheries, Bowenpally, said that the prices are increasing for the past three months.
He said that the price of chicken (without skin) which was Rs. 249 per kg on September 1, is much higher than what it used to cost about three months ago. At one point around the second wave of the COVID-19 virus, prices were as long as around Rs. 100.
Although the chicken prices in Hyderabad are not increasing continuously, they are following the upward trend in general. “Earlier, a few months ago, it was only (per Kg). Prices have been continuously going up since the last few months’ – Zubeda Yakub, resident of Musheerabad.
Reason for rise in chicken prices in Hyderabad
The reason for the rise in chicken prices in Hyderabad could be a rise in demand and a spike in petrol price.
Realizing the importance of immunity in fighting COVID-19, people have started including chicken in their diets. After the lifting of lockdown in Telangana, the demand for chicken from restaurants returned to normal.
In addition to it, the rise in petrol prices has increased the cost of transportation which is adding to the chicken prices in Hyderabad.