Wednesday, 23rd June 2021

Import ban on sacrificial animals, Steps taken to curb smuggling

Dhaka, July 17 (BAN/ AD): On Tuesday government has imposed a ban on import of all kind of sacrificial animals (cattle, buffalos, goats, sheep and camels) until Eid-ul-Azha, this has been done as there is sufficient stock of cattlethis year. As law enforcement agencies have been asked to curb smuggling of cattle through the borders.

The ban has been imposed by inter-ministerial meeting held at the secretariat with State Minister for Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, MP, in the chair. Eid-ul-Azha is scheduled to be held in the middle of August this year.

Ministry said the stock of sacrificial animals was estimated at 1.18 crore this year, higher than last year’s demand, which was 1.15 crore. Out of total 1.15 crore livestock last year, the number of sacrificial animals was 1.05 crore. This year’s stock included 458,200 cattle and buffalos, 7.2 million goats and sheep and 6,563 other sacrificial animals, the Ministry said.

Dhaka North City Corporation will have 10 markets while Dhaka South City Corporation will have 14 markets.

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