Tipu urges media to broadcast rawhide price of sacrificial animals

File Photo

DHAKA, July 31, 2020 (BSS) – Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today
urged all print and electronic media to circulate the rawhide price of
the sacrificial animals.

The minister made the call at a zoom meeting on ‘fixes rawhide
price, collection of rawhide, processing and circulate the rawhide
price in media’ on Sunday, said a press release.

Tipu Munshi said that commerce ministry fixes rawhide price every
year ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

“In a market economy, the government does not set the price of any
product. Since the lion share of the country’s total demand of rawhide
is collected during Eid-ul-Azha and it is essential material of the
export oriented industry, so the government set the price” he added.

He informed that tanners would buy per square feet salted cowhide
at Taka 35-40 in Dhaka and at Taka 28-32 for outside of the capital.

For goat hide, the price range is Taka 13 to Taka 15 per square
foot and price of female goat hide is Taka 10 to Taka 12 per square
foot, he added.