On the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, the government announced the prices of animals sacrificed.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi announced the decision after a meeting with leather traders at the secretariat in Dhaka on Tuesday (August 6).
As per as the decision, tanners would buy per square feet salted cowhide and buffalo rawhide at Tk 45-50 in Dhaka and at Tk 35-40 for outside capital.
The price of salted skin of castrated goats across the country has been fixed at Tk 18-20 per square feet while the price of salted skin un-castrated goat has been fixed at Tk 13-15.
In fact, the prices of rawhides have not been hiked this year. The prices remained unchanged this year.
Munshi ordered everybody to play a responsible role in trade of rawhide during and after the Eid-ul-Adha. He urged the authorities concerned to take effective measures so that the rawhides are not smuggled out from the country.
Munshi also said the supply of sacrifice animal is adequate. A statement from the commerce ministry said the demand for sacrifice animals in the country is 70lakh. However, the supply of such animals is 1.18crore across the country.