Covid-19 Strikes Donkeys Too. But in Madhya Pradesh it’s at a Trade Fair
Covid-19 has actually spoiled economy badly and even livestock trade is not spared by the monetary slowdown caused by the infection. The yearly donkey fair organised at Satna in Madhya Pradesh is no exception to financial downturn as the trade was depressing this year.
Started in the period of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the fair started on the day of Diwali and continues for next 2 days, on the banks of river Mandakini in religious town Chitrakoot.
Besides donkeys, countless horses and ponies land at the reasonable to be offered out by their owners every year.
With corona-induced difficulties, lesser numbers of cattle landed at the reasonable this year. Still around 11,000 horses, ponies and donkeys landed here for sale, among the organisers stated. However, this time, the donkeys were lower in numbers and high in costs.
Ramesh Chandra Pandey, among the reasonable organisers, stated that this year lower numbers of animals have actually arrived and the trade has actually been dismal for desire of purchasers. Traders also grumbled that Covid-19 downturn has impacted this reasonable also.
We had lesser varieties of buyers but there were also purchasers who purchased 10-12 horse and donkeys at one go, said trader Om Prakash.
The fair was begun by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb who had actually bought large numbers of horses and ponies for his army at this website. Given that then the fair was kept alive by animal traders and purchasers. Not just from MP, traders and buyers from UP and Chhattisgarh likewise land at the website for trade offers.
( Inputs from Shivendra Baghel)
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