Inflation casts its shadow on 'Donkey fair'

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Ujjain, MP, Nov 11 (UNI) The global meltdown and soaring inflation has its impact on the famous 'donkey fair' held in this ancient temple town with high prices quoted for donkeys and horses.

More than 500 donkeys, horses and ponies were brought here and the number would be doubled at the close of the four day 'Gadarbha Raj Mela'.

Sellers and buyers from adjoining states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan have been reaching in the traditional fair organised from Kartik Ekadashi to Poornima on the bank of the holy Kshipra River.

Donkey named 'Raja' and horse named 'Chetan Raja' were sold at the price of Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.

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