Dhaka: Two lakh 38 thousand 68 animals have been sold online in two weeks ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Azha. One thousand 665 crores five lakh one thousand 672 takas animals have been sold.
This information was given by the Department of Livestock by presenting the accounts for the period from 2 to 15 July.
According to the department, the number of sacrificial animals traded online is currently 1,768. Of these, 602 are being run by the government and 1,166 by private. In 14 days, 15 lakh 93 thousand 692 sacrificial animals have been uploaded in these online markets.
Debashish Das, director (extension) of the livestock department, said yesterday, ‘Last year, the first online sale of sacrificial animals was started. That year, 87,000 animals were sold online. Expectations were higher than the number of sacrificial animals sold online so far this year. But I have done better this year than last year. Our expectation is that the bulk of the sacrifices ahead will be traded online. ‘
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has recommended to keep the permanent cattle market open from July 15 to 20 in compliance with the hygiene rules.
Debashish Das said that the cattle market has started on July 15 in compliance with the hygiene rules. Maybe now the trend of selling animals online will decrease a bit. Even then, for those who do not want to go to the market, online remains open.
On July 15, information of one lakh 38 thousand 32 sacrificial animals have been uploaded online. 24 thousand 75 animals were sold that day. The animals have been sold at a price of 153 crores 27 lakh five thousand 850 taka.
According to the Department of Livestock, the number of animals to be sacrificed this year is about one crore 19 lakh 16 thousand 765. Of these, cows and buffaloes are 45 lakh 47 thousand, goats and sheep are 73 lakh 65 thousand and others are 4 thousand 765.
In 2020, the country’s farms and farmers had prepared about one crore 18 lakh 97 thousand 500 cattle. Of these, about 94 lakh 50 thousand 263 animals were sacrificed, according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.