The government has kept the prices of different types of rawhides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha unchanged from last year.
Tanners would buy per square feet salted cowhide and buffalo rawhide at Tk 45-50 in Dhaka and at Tk 35-40 for outside capital, as per a decision made after a meeting between Commerce Minister TipuMunshi and leather traders at the secretariat in Dhaka last week.
The price of salted skin of castrated goats has been fixed at Tk 18-20 per square feet, while the price of salted skin of un-castrated goat has been fixed at Tk 13-15.
Munshi ordered everybody to play a responsible role in the trade of rawhide during and after Eid-ul-Azha.
He urged the authorities concerned to take effective measures so that the rawhides are not smuggled out of the country
A statement from the commerce ministry said the demand for sacrificial animals in the country is 70 lakh