Livestock ministry aims to boost online cattle sales next year
A total of 9,093,242 animals have been slaughtered during this year's Eid-ul-Azha, one of the major religious festivals of the Muslims.
Of the total, 4,053,679 cows and buffaloes, 50,38,848 goats and sheep and other 715 cattle have been sacrificed, a Livestock Ministry press release said here on Saturday.
In Dhaka, about 2.23 million animals, including 9,73,833 cows and buffalos and 12,65,056 goats and sheep were sacrificed.
In Chittagong, a total of 1, 899,518 cattle including 1,071,231 cows and buffaloes and 8,28,086 goats and sheep were sacrificed.
In Rajshahi, a total of 1,833,145 cattle including 616,733 cows and buffaloes and 1,216,283 goats and sheep were sacrificed.
In Khulna, a total of 85,601 cattle including 239,147 cows and buffaloes and 618,443 goats and sheep were slaughtered on the occasion of the holy Eid.
In Barishal division, a total of 461,979 cattle including 266,621 cows and buffaloes and 195,358 goats and sheep were sacrificed.
In Sylhet division, a total of 408,941 cattle including 209,569 cows and buffaloes and 199,364 goats and sheep were slaughtered for Qurbani.
In Rangpur division, a total of 10,44,859 cattle including 496,220 cows and buffaloes and 548,639 goats and sheep were slaughtered.
In Mymensingh, a total of 347,947 cattle including 1,80,325 cows and buffaloes and 167,619 goats and sheep were slaughtered for Qurbani.
Selling of sacrificial animals through online platforms rose about five times this year compared to last year.
About 387,579 cattle were sold online at around Tk2,735.11 crore. Last year, only 86,874 cattle were sold online.
The ministry will work to boost online selling activities of sacrificial animals next year, added the release.
Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim thanked all the livestock officials concerned for the overall management of Qurbani, including farmers and traders for their sincere performance amid the coronavirus pandemic.