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Posted On: 20 September 2015 09:20 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

Subsidised sheep for citizens from today

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Qatar’s Foods and Livestock Company, Widam, said it will start selling sacrificial sheep to Qataris at subsidised price from today.

Stocks of subsidised animals will be available at the outlets of the company at Central Market, in Al Khor City, Al Shamal City and Al Mazrouha by the end of third day of Eid Al Adha.

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce took initiative to provide two types of sheep on subsidised rate (Syrian at QR1,150 and Jordanian at QR1,050) this year. Beneficiaries can opt for either. Citizens aged 20 or born in 1995 or before can benefit.

The initiative will cost over QR6m based on the difference between actual and subsidised prices, Al Sharq reports, quoting a market source.

The ministry has decided to subsidise 12,500 Syrian and Jordanian sheep this year.

To pick up their subsidised sheep, citizens can go to the designated outlets at slaughter houses in Central Marekt, Al Shamal, Al Khor and Al Mazrouah. They should produce their ID to get coupons and can proceed to animal shelters to choose the sheep. They can hand over their selected sheep to the slaughter house and take it home.

The ministry has asked the company to comply with specifications and religious terms and conditions required for scarifying animals, provide suitable shelters for them and not to sell small and low-weighted animals.

The ministry is to launch an inspection drive to ensure the company is complying with rules.

Some citizens demanded that the company make available subsidised sheep at its all outlets throughout the country so they can visit the nearest ones.