Tk 41cr livestock products sold under govt initiative

Tk 41cr livestock products sold under govt initiative

Business Desk  :Livestock products worth over Taka 41 crore were
sold today after collecting those from local farms under an initiative of the
Fisheries and Livestock Ministry.

Collecting the livestock products from the local farms of 64 districts
under the government initiative, milk, eggs, poultry and other livestock
products were sold through mobile sale centres, a ministry press release said
today.

Besides, 4,21,258 kilogrammes of fishes worth Taka 7.74 crore were sold
through the mobile sale centres today under supervision of district and
upazila fisheries department offices.

To this end, the ministry received a report today from a control room set
up at the Livestock Services Department on April 4 last.

On April 22, 2020, the field level fisheries and livestock officers were
asked to take necessary measures to ensure supply and marketing of locally-
produced fishes, milk, eggs and poultries to help the farmers and farm owners
minimise their losses amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The control room was set up at the Department of Livestock Services in the
city’s Farmgate and a hotline number – 02-9122557 – was introduced so that
farmers and stakeholders concerned can inform the ministry of their problems
they have been facing during ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Involving officials from the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, the
Department of Livestock Services and the Fisheries Department, the control
room remain open from 9 am to 3:30 pm every day during the Ramadan.

Immediate measures are being taken to ensure production, supply and
marketing of poultry products, milk and milk products, meats and fisheries
resources by receiving phone calls through the hotline number of the control
room.