Jaipur, Oct 6 (ANI): Donkeys are being sold at high prices at the traditional donkey fair in Jaipur's Luniyawas Village.
Traders, who arrived at the fair to purchase the donkey, found it difficult to purchase the animal as it was being sold at a high price.
According to donkey traders, there was surge in the price of donkey due to less breeding of this animal and high demand in the bricks manufacturing units.
"Earlier, donkeys were brought from outside but now this has stopped. The high price is due to less breeding of this animal," said Madan Lal, trader.
Although it's true that in this era of mechanization the demand for donkey has fallen in urban area but people still use it to transport various goods and commodities. According to the owners, donkeys are very useful in transporting goods in extremely narrow lanes and in congested colonies as it is difficult for the tractors and other big vehicles to enter.
"Donkeys are useful as they are used in the city, for carrying mud from one place to another. Donkeys are very useful for transportation in narrow streets where tractor and vehicles cannot enter, and also to carry bricks, pebbles, concrete etc," said Madan Lal, trader.
The price of donkey rose in the last few years. A normal sized donkey, which was earlier, sold for rupees 2000 is now being sold for rupees 4000 to 5000.
"There is price rise everywhere. Therefore, prices of buffaloes are also increasing from Rs. 20,000 to 50,000-60,000. Earlier, donkeys were sold for 1,000 and now, the prices have risen from 5000-10,000. What should the poor man do?" said Kushal, trader.
The fair, which commenced on Tuesday, would conclude on Friday. The trading of donkeys and horses is the major attraction of the fair. (ANI)