The Financial Express

Mobile fisheries, livestock sales boom in April

| Updated: May 10, 2021 16:27:09

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Mobile sales of fisheries and livestock products have reached more than Tk 2.04 billion in the past month until May 04 during the coronavirus lockdown.

With an eye to mitigating farmers' losses and meeting the demand for nutrient, fisheries and livestock ministry have been selling fish, meat, egg and dairy products countrywide since April 05.

In addition to sales at mobile outlets, fish worth around Tk 30 million has been sold online in 30 days, disclosed data available with the ministry.

During the period, a total of 17,954 mobile outlets sold the products under the campaign.

Milk was sold at Tk 50-60 per litre as the price varies in different parts of the country.

Besides, egg retailed at Tk 6.0 each, beef at Tk 500 and mutton at Tk 700 per kilo, Sonali chicken at Tk 200-220 per kilo and broiler at Tk 119-130 per kilo.

Under the campaign, marginal farmers in the fisheries and livestock sector have easily been able to sell their products through marketing at fair prices.

On the other hand, consumers have been able to easily meet their demand through buying fish, meat, milk, egg and dairy products.

Mobile sales activities in all 64 districts are being coordinated and monitored through one control room under fisheries department and another under livestock services department.

Fisheries and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim and secretary Rawnak Mahmud have been monitoring production, transportation, supply and marketing of this campaign regularly to strengthen sales.

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