Cattle market opens in Khulna

16 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KHULNA: The lone market for sacrificial animals under Khulna City Corporation (KCC) started on Thursday at Joragate Bazar premises in compliance with health rules.

General Secretary of city unit Awami League MDA Babul Rana inaugurated the cattle market this noon. The market will continue to open before Eid-ul-Azha Jamaat.

Convener of the cattle market managing committee and ward no-21 councilor Md Shamsuzzaman Mia Swapon, KCC councilors Sheikh Mohammad Ali, Md Ali Akbor Tipu, Imam Hasan Chowdhury Moyna and Shaheeda Begum, among others, attended the function, reports BSS.

According to the cattle market organizing committee, several disinfection tunnels have been set up in the cattle market to prevent community transmission of Covid-19.

The cattle exuviate has been set up in accordance with the hygiene rules, no other cattle market can be placed in the city. Everyone should be wearing masks before entering the market and to use hand sanitizer for disinfectants which to be kept in several points in the market.

The cattle market has all the modern management including round-the-clock security through CCTV cameras, ensuring uninterrupted power supply, detection of counterfeit notes under the management of Bangladesh Bank, and has also set up all modern management including effectuation (Hasil) in a computerised system.

There will be round-the-clock treatment of veterinarians and visitors to the market, provision of food hotels in a clean environment, modern public toilets and 24-hour security with the help of magistrates, police and RAB.

Besides, KCC already have launched an online sacrificial animals purchasing market ( ) for the devotees who are not interested to buy cattle physically, Samsuzzaman Mia Swapon said, adding that everybody must wear mask and use sanitiser in the gate before enter the cattle market.

Besides, the district administration would launch a digital cattle market mobile app for selling and buying sacrificial animals ahead of the coming Eid-ul Azha keeping in mind the health and safety of the farmers and buyers during the prevailing situation of coronavirus outbreak.

The district administration in association with district livestock department has taken initiative to run the online cattle market mobile app namely “Online Qurbani Hat Khulna” to help the marginal cattle farmers of the district who are in dire straits due to the deadly coronavirus ahead of the coming Eid-Ul-Azha, said deputy commissioner Moniruzzaman Talukder.