Tk 176cr livestock products sold in a week under govt initiative

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DHAKA, May 1, 2020 (BSS) – Livestock products worth over Taka 176 crore
were sold after collecting those from local farms in last a week under an
initiative of the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry.

Since April 25 last, about 1.30 crore letres of milk, over 5.52 crore eggs
and nearly 66.53 lakh poultry were sold, a ministry press release said today.

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

On April 22, 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 poultry to help the farmers and farm owners minimise
their loss 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
which they have been facing during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Involving the officials from the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, the
Department of Livestock Services and the Fisheries Department, the control
room remains 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.