Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 13 June: Bangladesh will not import any cows from India this Eid-ul-Adha.
“No humans or cows, legally or illegally, will come or go through the border areas,” said Md Tajul Islam, minister of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) in an inter-ministerial meeting Sunday.
Among other topics, setting up qurbani haats or sacrificial animal markets, slaughtering at designated places and preparation for removing waste materials on Eid-ul-Adha 2021 were discussed in the meeting.
“We will instruct to create awareness regarding various matters like last year,” he added.
It assumes 11 million cattle will be slaughtered this Eid while the number of cattle is about 11.8 million.
During Eid last year, 10.5 million cattle were slaughtered after the farmers and traders prepared 11.5 million, according to the ministry.
In 2018, Bangladesh received 92,000 cows from India while the number had been up to 2.5 million annually in previous years.