Govt for not setting up cattle markets along roadside

The government has urged all concerned not to set up cattle markets beside roads and highways across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The directive came up from two recent meetings of local government division following the directives of the governance innovation unit under the Prime Minister’s Office, said a LGRD ministry press release.

The release said the government also urged all concerned to remove sacrificial animal wastes on their own if those cattle are sacrificed in their house yards or on the premises of the educational institutions.

All the authorities concerned including city corporations, pourashavas, upazila parishads and union parishads have undertaken necessary steps to ensure sacrifice of animals at the designated places, said the press release.

The meetings were also informed that the people would be apprised of them designated places for sacrificing animals through digital display at every cattle market.

Necessary facilities would be taken for draining out blood of the sacrificial animals from government designated spots.

The meeting was also suggested all concerned for attaching local youth organisations or cooperative organisations for sacrificing animals as well as removing waste from slaughtering spots.

Medical teams led by veterinary surgeons would be in place at every cattle market and these teams would ensure necessary measures so that harmful steroid injected animals or sick animals could not be presented before customers, added the release.

Besides, the Bangladesh Bank has taken necessary measures for identifying fake notes at cattle markets.