3 ministers buy cows on 1st day of ‘Digital Haat’
Published: 06:47 PM, 11 July 2020 Updated: 10:18 PM, 21 July 2020
Ahead of Eid-ul Azha, the second biggest religious festival of Muslim Ummah, the country's first 'Digital Haat' has been inaugurated at the initiative of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to buy sacrificial animals staying at home. Immediately after the inauguration, three ministers bought cows from the 'Digital Haat'.
On Saturday, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Md. Tajul Islam inaugurated the online market place for buying sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul Azha.
Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Md. Tajul Islam, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, bought cows online after the inauguration.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md. Tajul Islam's brought cow at Tk 128,600. The price of this cow has reached Tk 160,023 including the cost of reaching home and slaughtering the cow.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi bought a cow for Tk 100,000. The state minister for information and communication technology bought a cow for Tk 79,900. The price of cattle including other charges is reached at Tk 100,122 later.
The digital market not only buys animals but also has the opportunity to deliver the meat to one's own or relatives' homes by sacrificing it with skilled butchers. However, in the case of slaughtering animals and other processes, a further 23 percent of the original price of the cow and a charge of Tk 1,500 within Dhaka to reach home will have to be paid.
From today, anyone can buy sacrificial animals at any time from the address https://digitalhaat.net/.
President of the event, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam said, “Cows will be bought from DNCC Digital Cattle Market, not only that, but the animals will be slaughtered in a healthy manner and delivered home also. It's a matter of a huge 'collective effort'. I started it experimentally. There are many challenges. There can be many mistakes. I want to work in the future experiencing from here,” the mayor added.
"Our ultimate goal is to bring cattle sacrificing into a system without slaughtering it here and there," he said. “As a result, animals can be traded in an environmentally and hygienic way. In addition, animal sacrifices can be offered in a modern way. The sacrificed animals’ blood-waste management can be done more efficiently. When animals are traded and sacrificed online, the various animal parts that we throw away can be stored for export. Saving the rawhides will be easier than before.”
Atiqul Islam urged the elderly, children and the sick to refrain from going to the Korbani market. He advised those who went to the Korbani market to keep a safe distance and stay safe from coronavirus.
At the time, the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Md. Tajul Islam said the digital cattle market has added a new dimension to the purchase of sacrificial animals. Although the prevalence of coronavirus may decrease in the future, we will be able to rely on such online platforms for the purchase of sacrificial animals.
The online meeting conducted by ICAB President Shomi Kaiser was attended by Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Mostafizur Rahman and FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim and many other dignitaries.