The Khasi Jaiñtia Pig Butchers Association (KJPBA) has decided to increase the price of pork by Rs 20 per kilogram to Rs 360.
This decision was taken at the KJPBA’s executive committee recently, held at the Mawïong abattoir.
Though consumers will not welcome a price increase, the rise is a lot lower than the association had warned of earlier in the month. On December 2, KJPBA General Secretary Andy Lyngdoh Nongpuir said that the price of a kilo of pork could reach anywhere between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per kg.
This, he said is because the Meghalaya government has banned the import of pigs from Assam because of fears of African swine fever.
Eight hundred pigs are required from Assam to meet daily demand in Meghalaya, he added.