Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdur Rahman said fish, meat, and eggs would be sold at low prices a week before Ramadan for low-income people. He told reporters at the Secretariat that the programme will start a few days before Ramadan and continue in slum areas & areas where low-income people live, said the minister. “The government will provide subsidies to deliver these commodities to the low-income people at inexpensive prices,” he said.
The government is perplexed about prices, said the minister, saying, “The production and storage situation of all items are normal. But the reason behind the high price is being looked into. Why these are out of the reach and purchasing power of people will be explored and we will take action,” added the minister.
Adding that Bangladesh is self-dependent in fish and livestock, he said, “There is no dependence on imports for the 1 crore sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha each year. As a result, border killings have lessened. More efforts are now needed in the dairy industry.”
Source: Daily Star