Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) Minister Tazul Islam on Tuesday said that cattle markets would be allowed throughout the country only if health guidelines are maintained.
“Despite the Covid-19 situation, the government has decided to allow the cattle markets in the interests of common people,” he said.He came up with the remarks while speaking at an inter-ministerial meeting on the management of cattle markets and waste of sacrificial animals.
The minister further said that it is not possible to avoid Eid ul-Adha, the second largest religious Muslim festival, in any odd circumstances, as it is involved with feelings and emotion.
At the meeting, he issued some directives for the leaseholders of cattle markets which include ensuring hand-washing points, separate entry and exit gates and thermal scanners.
The minister also instructed the city corporations and municipalities to get rid of waste of sacrificial animals within 24 hours. And public representatives must monitor the markets to ensure rules and regulations, he added.
The LGRD minister also urged people to buy sacrificial animals online.
“We have made all arrangements for selling and buying sacrificial animals on online platforms,” he said.He also requested not to set up cattle markets on the roads.
“No cattle markets will be allowed on the roads. The government will conduct mobile courts against those who will breach the law,” said the minister.