Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today convened a meeting to assess the arrangements being put in place for providing hassle free sale of poultry items by the department in Kashmir on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.The Minister was taking stock of the arrangements being put in place by the Department of Animal Husbandry(AHD) in view of the ensuing Eid Festivities.The meeting was informed that the department has 47 sale centres functional in the Kashmir valley including 10 mobile sale centres which provide the consumers with live as well as dressed poultry that has undergone several quality checks and is cheaper by 10-15 percent compared to the market rates. Additionally, the department operates 3 sale centres around the year at Gaw Kadal, Baramulla and Sopore, the meeting was informed.Additionally, 65000 birds are expected to be sold under the market intervention measures of the department, which buys from farmers at a 10-15% higher price and sells to the consumers at up to 10-15% discount. This measure protects the interests of both consumers and the farmers apart the from stabilizing the prices in the market.It was also given out that in addition, 1700 desi type birds are also being sold by the department on the eve of eid. A full list of sale centres is available on the website of the department (jkahd.net). Mobile sale vans take the poultry birds to areas where limited stocks exist like higher reaches of the valley.The Minister implored all concerned to cater to peoples demands round the clock this festive season and ensure that people living in far reaches of the state also get benefited from these interventions.The meeting was also attended by Dr MY Chaproo, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Dr Reyaz Ahmad, Joint Director Poultry Kashmir and other senior officers of the department.