Hyderabad: Mutton price in Hyderabad witnessed a sharp rise as the market is facing shortage of livestock due to nationwide lockdown.\n\n\n\nFear of coronavirus among drivers is another reason for the shortage of livestock in the market. \n\n\n\nTransportation of livestock\n\n\n\nIt is also reported that transporters are giving\npriority to transport essential commodities leaving a few vehicles for transportation\nof livestock. \n\n\n\nThe cost of transportation of livestock also increased as the vehicles have to return empty due to lockdown. \n\n\n\nAll these factors have led to the spike in mutton prices. Currently, the mutton price in Hyderabad is Rs. 1100-1200 per kg. Last week, it was Rs. 800-900. \n\n\n\nChicken prices in Hyderabad witness sharp rise\n\n\n\n Chicken prices in Hyderabad witnessed a sharp rise as people realized that the consumption of chicken does not cause coronavirus. On Sunday, the price of chicken rose to Rs. 190 per kg. \n\n\n\nThe surge in the demand of chicken has resulted in a continuous rise in price. The price of chicken on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th\u00a0and 29th\u00a0March was Rs. Rs 135, Rs 152, Rs 168, Rs 177 and Rs. 190 per kg, respectively.