The fisheries and livestock ministry, in a mobile sale program across the country, sold fish, meat, milk, eggs and dairy products worth Tk133.21 crore in the last 15 days amid the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
According to the ministry, fish, milk, eggs, beef, poultry, and various dairy products worth Tk1,332,197,000 crore have been sold from mobile outlets between April 5 and 20.
Fisheries Minister SM Rezaul Karim said, "Officials and employees of the ministry and the Department of Fisheries and Livestock across the country are carrying out mobile sales programs risking their lives during this critical period in Covid-19."
Marginal farmers, the dairy association, poultry association, and fishermen's association, are conducting this program risking their lives amid the pandemic, he said.
Both buyers and producers are benefiting from this initiative. With this mobile sales program, farmers in the fisheries and livestock sectors are able to offset losses by easily marketing their products at fair prices, the ministry said.
Consumers are also able to easily buy fish, meat, milk, eggs and dairy products amid the ongoing lockdown.
At present, sales of fish, meat, milk, eggs, and dairy products continues from mobile outlets in 64 districts of eight divisions in the country.