No storage of sacrificial animals this year: minister...

No storage of sacrificial animals this year: minister

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:54 PM, 23 June 2022  

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim today said there would be no shortage of sacrificial animals this year as Bangladesh has over 1.21 crore such animals for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

He disclosed the information at an inter-ministerial meeting, organised to determine the demand and supply of sacrificial animals and ensure their safe transportation during Eid-ul-Azha, at the livestock department's conference room in the capital's Farmgate.
Rezaul Karim said the government has already taken adequate preparation for the celebration of the Eid-ul-Azha and determined the demand for sacrificial animals. 
He said, "There are 121,243,89 sacrificial animals available in the country now, so there will be no crisis of sacrificial cattle".

The minister cautioned that health safety guidelines must be followed at cattle markets and sick animals will not be allowed to be sold at those 

Adequate members of law enforcement agencies will be deployed at the cattle markets so that buyers and sellers do not face any kind of harassment there.

Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Dr Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, additional secretaries Shyamol Chandra Karmakar, Md Towfiqul Arif and S M Ferdous Alam, and director-general of the Department of Livestock Dr Monjur Mohammad Shahjada, among others, were present at the meeting.