Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has assured that there will be no shortage of sacrificial animals during the upcoming Eid ul-Azha while prices of essential commodities will be normal.
The minister gave the assurance at a meeting on keeping normal the supply and prices of essential commodities at the EPB conference room on Monday.
Officials concerned, growers, wholesale and retaile traders and importers were present in the meeting organized by the Commerce Ministry.
“There will be no shortage of sacrificial animals like cow, buffalo, goat and ram during Eid ul Azha as we have cattle in our stock than the need. The government has taken initiative to increase cattle production. Bangladesh, in future, will be able to export cattle after meeting domestic demand,” he said.
The minister also informed the meeting about adequate stock and supply of essential commodities like oil, onion, garlic, ginger and salt. “The price of onion has increased slightly as increased in the neighbouring country, but, it will also be come down soon as initiative has been taken to import onion from other countries.”