FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, June 26: The Khasi Jaintia Butcher’s Welfare Association (KJBWA) on Saturday informed that from now on it will not have a fixed rate for selling beef.This decision was taken at an emergent meeting of the butcher’s association on Monday. At present, the rate of a kilogram of beef is Rs 280. The KJBWA said that it came to such a resolution because the state government was not doing anything to curb the mece of smuggling of cattle into Bangladesh. According to a statement released by the KJBWA, publicity secretary, Wankerlang Lamare, they had to take such a decision because each individual under the umbrella of the association can calculate their own expenditure and accordingly sell the beef. “Whether they sell at Rs 280 per kilo or more it is up to them,” Lamare said. The KJBWA on several occasions had petition the state government on the issue of smuggling of cattle into Bangladesh but to no avail.