945 metric tons of Hilsa has been exported to India through Benapole port on the occasion of Durga Puja in the last 10 days.
The government has allowed the export of total 4,600 metric tonnes of Hilsa to India on the occasion of Durga Puja this year. Hilsa catching is banned from today (October 4). As a result, Hilsa will not be available to the general people during this year’s Puja so, there is resentment among the people.
They say the common people are being deprived by exporting Hilsa to India at a lower price than the domestic market. Benapole Customs Revenue Officer Swapan Kumar Das said, “A total of 945 metric tonnes of Hilsa has been exported to India through Benapole port in the last ten days As of Saturday night. There were instructions to export all Hilsas to India by October 3. The government has allowed the export of 4,600 metric tonnes of Hilsa to India on the occasion of Durga Puja.
Aswadul Islam, Inspector, Fisheries Inspection and Quality Control
Office, Benapole Port, said, On the occasion of Durga Puja, the government allowed 115 companies to export 4,600 metric tonnes of hilsa at a amount of 40 metric tonnes.