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Livestock ministry sells fish worth Tk 77.3m

May 12, 2020 00:00:00

The fisheries and livestock ministry said it has sold 421,000kg fish through mobile stalls across the country in a single day, reports UNB.

"The fish is worth Tk 77.3 million (Tk 7.73 crore)," said a handout from the ministry. It said the initiative to sell goods received much appreciation from the beneficiaries.

According to the ministry, they took the initiative for selling milk, egg, fish and poultry goods produced by marginal farmers and entrepreneurs in a bid to help them amid the ongoing shutdown.

Between April 25 and May 1, mobile stalls sold milk, eggs and poultry chicken worth over Tk 1.76 billion (Tk 176.27 crore). Earlier on Apr 22, the ministry directed the officials of Fisheries Department and Department of Livestock Services at district and upazila levels to materialise the project.

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