The price of meat, eggs, and milk will decrease with the help of government policies
Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) leaders said that it is possible to sell meat, eggs and milk at a much lower price than the current market price if the government gets policy support.
However, for this, they have opined that the same kind of policy support should be given to livestock, poultry and fish farmers as in the agricultural sector. This opinion was presented in the first meeting of the Standing Committee on Live Stock, Poultry and Fisheries of the Federation of Bangladesh Industries and Chambers of Commerce (FBCCI) yesterday on Saturday.
Speakers in the meeting said that poultry, cow farms, fish and shrimp farming have to pay electricity bills at commercial rates. This increases production and operating costs. Subsidized electricity like in the agricultural sector will enable consumers to meet their protein needs at affordable prices.
In the speech of the chief guest at the meeting, the president of FBCCI said. Jasim Uddin said, ‘Cow, chicken, fish and shrimp farms should have a special rate for government services. New entrepreneurs will be interested in investing in this sector. In order to become a developed country in 2041, Bangladesh has to export 300 billion or 30 thousand billion dollars worth of goods. For this, fish, shrimp and meat should be included as export sectors. Therefore, government policy support in these sectors is essential.
With the urge to transform these sectors into environment-friendly and safe workplaces. Jasim Uddin said, “Recently, there has been instability in the egg market due to a few unscrupulous traders. The image of the entire business community is being ruined for a few.
Salahuddin Alamgir, vice president of FBCCI said, Bangladesh Bank should impose 5 percent loan obligation in livestock sector like agriculture loan. He demanded that the price of the dollar be fixed at 100 rupees in the case of imports in this sector. He also recommended introduction of insurance at low premium to protect the farmers.
Feed Industries Association Bangladesh executive member. Moshiur Rahman said that the government’s Directorate of Livestock and Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) monitor various standards of livestock and poultry farms in the country. Farmers have to suffer due to lack of coordination between these two organizations.
FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostafa Azad Chowdhury, Director Md. Anwar Sadat Sarkar, Syed Moazzem Hossain, Vijay Kumar Kejriwal, Abu Motaleb, Standing Committee Co-Chairman Imran Hossain, Md. Mahmudul Alam and others.
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