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Govt to lift ban on hilsa export

January 09, 2018 00:00:00

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda said on Monday that the government will lift ban on hilsa export soon, reports UNB.

The minister came up with the information while responding to reporters at the conference room of the ministry Morning after a press briefing.

"We want to export hilsa, as its production has increased as well as demand in the international market," said Narayan.

On August 1, 2012, the government imposed ban on hilsa export.

The minister also said that there is no need to import meat in the country now as the government has a plan to be self-sufficient in meat production.

"The price of meat is reducing at the markets and we expect that it will continue," he said. Narayan said that the government will take steps to reduce the price.

But it will not be possible to reduce price like the past. 'However, we will bring the meat price under control within 1-2 years," he said.

The minister said the government has already taken a project titled 'Beef Cattle Development' for increasing meat production.

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