Govt monitors preservation of rawhide: industries secretary

Published : 24 Jul 2021 08:14 PM | Updated : 25 Jul 2021 12:15 AM

 BSS, Dhaka

Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana said the monitoring teams are strongly performing their responsibilities to ensure the proper collection and preservation of rawhides of sacrificial animals across the country.

“The Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, Commerce Ministry and Industries Ministry have formed monitoring teams to ensure the preservation and fair price of rawhide of sacrificial animals during the holy Eid-ul-Azha. The teams are working centrally and at the field level. The issues of fair price and preservation of rawhide are being monitored with utmost importance under the direction of the Prime Minister's Office,” she said.

She informed that the monitoring teams are also ensuring that there is no confusion or mismanagement over the rawhide of the sacrificial animals.

The industries secretary said this while visiting the Leather Industrial City in Savar on Thursday.

Zakia Sultana said the rawhide of sacrificial animals should be salted and stored locally for four to five hours.

At the district and upazila levels, she said, with the help of the administration, temporary measures have been taken to preserve the rawhide of sacrificial animals.

“Our goal is to preserve the rawhide environmentally. Leather is a perishable product, it needs to be properly salted and processed over time,” she added.

Among others, Additional Secretary of the Industries Ministry Kazi Sakhawat Hossain was present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the Industries Secretary visited the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at BSCIC Leather Industrial City in Savar.