RAJSHAHI, Cattle markets here have no scarcity of
sacrificial animals with having a plenty supply of local animals including
imported ones as only five days have left for EidulAzha, one of the largest
religious festivals of Muslims.
While visiting different cattle markets this correspondent saw buyers'
utmost interest to buy local animals instead of artificially fattened ones
for health concerns.
Native animals were seen dominating the cattle markets than imported ones
as a large number of animals including buffalo, bull, oxen, goats and sheep
have been brought for selling in different markets.
Abdur Rashid, 48, a farmer of Itaghati village under Paba Upazila, said he
sold a bull at City hat yesterday at Taka 1.60 lakh. He has also four more
bulls for sell before the Eid.
Atiqur Rahman Kalu, Lease Holder of City Hat, said the cattle markets here
are witnessing a record supply of sacrificial animals as farmers boosted up
local animal production to meet its growing demand during Eid season.
He mentioned that both in rural and urban areas, the poor and marginalized
people including women have achieved tremendous successes in animal
production getting various assistances from the government and development
Rajshahi City Corporation allowed installation of eight makeshift cattle
markets in the city which has already began to draw huge cattle.
Traders said there were plenty of supplies of cattle in the markets and the
prices were similar to the previous EidulAzha.
The price of an ideal sized cow or buffalo starts from Tk 30,000 to
1,80,000 and a sheep or goat can be purchased from Tk 8,000 to 35,000 as per
its size, they said.
In addition to the city's biggest cattle marketCity haat, some temporary
markets have been set up at Court Bazaar, Shaheb Bazaar Zero point, Railway
Station, Court Station, Naodapara Aam Chattar and Kazla.
Meanwhile, currencyscreening machines were installed in cattle markets in
the city and nine upazilas of the district for resisting the use of fake
notes on the occasion of holy Eid.
Humayun Kabir, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP), told
journalists that allout security measures were taken to ensure law and order
in and around the cattle markets.
Besides, we have introduced a special traffic management system to ease
traffic congestion around cattle markets in the city, he added.
Temporary security camps have been set up at every cattle market here, RMP
chief said, adding patrol teams and plainclothes police have also been asked
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)