Eid festivals fade away amid cries of survival...

6 cattle markets approved in Sylhet

Eid festivals fade away amid cries of survival

 Sylhet Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:33 AM, 30 June 2022   Updated: 11:33 AM, 30 June 2022

Cattle market; File Photo

Cattle market; File Photo

Thousands of hundreds of people in Sylhet are struggling to return to normal life due to the terrible floods. Rural towns are still submerged in water. Although the water level has been decreasing, the water is rising again due to fresh downpours, creating new panic among the flood-affected people. In such a situation, the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha is a complete exception for the people of Sylhet. The mood of the festival has faded amidst the cries of survival. The victims do not think that the water will decrease before Eid.

However, the Sylhet district administration is preparing to bring the flood-affected people back to normal life as well as the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The district administration held a preparatory meeting on Wednesday afternoon around Eid-ul-Azha.

It is learned that permission has been given to set up 8 cattle markets in Sylhet city for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The police administration has requested the buyers to buy animals from these markets. Besides, the Sylhet district administration has warned to take legal action if illegal cattle markets are set up outside it.

Besides the unused land of Kazirbazar, Machimpur Prison Field, and South Surma Central Bus Terminal, three more cattle markets will be set up in the Shahparan Thana area. Legal action will be taken if the market sits outside.

Meanwhile, the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) has applied for setting up temporary cattle markets at 8 places in Sylhet city on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. These are — the field adjacent to Amberkhana Housing, on the road adjacent to the Chowkidekhi Point, the site on the road adjacent to Rikabibazar Point, the site adjacent to the Medina Market Nawabi Mosque, Machimpur Koyedir ground, the road adjacent to the Tilagarh Point, unused site of South Surma Central Bus Terminal, and the site adjacent to the Jhalopara Mosque. However, the district administration gave permission for 6 cattle markets.    

In this regard, SCC Chief Executive Officer Bidhayok Roy Chowdhury said, “We have sent a proposal to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) for approval. Before Eid, many people occupy the field and set up cattle markets. The proposal has been made keeping these issues in mind so that no one can set up a market illegally. If the DC of Sylhet gives permission - only then will the cattle market sit.”

About this, Sylhet DC Md. Mojibar Rahman said on Wednesday that 6 cattle markets have been leased in response to SCC’s application. As a result, these are legal markets. We will take action if there is any market outside of this. Necessary steps will be taken by the district administration to comply with the hygiene rules in the markets. The executive magistrates of the district administration will work at the field level to supervise these matters.