Government Policy

No cattle market on roads and highways: Minister

The government will not allow cattle markets on roads and highways ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha, said Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque.

"Markets of sacrificial animals on roads and highways and extortion from animals carrying trucks will not be allowed in any way," he said, while talking to reporters after a meeting on Sunday afternoon.

The decision was taken at the Cabinet committee meeting on law and order situation held in the conference room of the Home Ministry.

The minister said, "From now on, there will be a big signboard about the toll rate and the chart must be visible in the market."

The mobile court will also monitor the market so that the cattle marketers can't take more toll, the minister added.

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The minister also talked about the prices of rawhide. He said that in the last two years we have noticed that people are not getting a fair price for rawhide. As there is no processing system of rawhide in our country the middlemen enjoy all the benefits. Those who sell rawhide get very low prices, he added.

However, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Industries would meet soon and announce the rate of rawhide.

"Delegations of the Ministry of Industry and Environment will visit the leather industrial area of Savar in two days. So that the factories can run effectively."

Source: United News of Bangladesh