Farmers turn butchers for Bakrid

“We earn in three days what we usually earn in a month,” said Ch Janardhan, a farmer from Aloor village.

Farmers turn butchers for Bakrid
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A man checks a sheep at a local livestock market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

HYDERABAD: Irrespective of their professions, farmers from the adjoining districts made their way to Hyderabad City to don the role of butchers to the make the most of the demand during the festival of sacrifice, Bakrid.

The demand of butchers is so much for sacrificing the sheep that thousands of farmers from neighbouring districts such as Mahabubnagar, Medak, Ranga Reddy and Sangareddy take up the slaughtering job as a part-time butchers from Eid day to cash on the demand.

As against the normal fee of Rs.300 to Rs.400, butchers charge anywhere between Rs 1,000 to 12,00 for sacrificing and processing meat.

“We earn in three days what we usually earn in a month,” said Ch Janardhan, a farmer from Aloor village. “If lucky, we do 5-10 slaughters in a day,” said a butcher, Sandeep Naik from Mahbubnagar district, reported The Hans India.