'But, we have started the process form Saturday as per the instruction of the government'
Tannery owners have started rawhide procurement as per the government instruction and it will continue for the next two months.
"Tannery owners have begun procurement of rawhide of sacrificial animals for the Eid-ul-Azha. They on Saturday bought rawhide from Sambuganj hat in Mymensingh. It will be continuing for the next two months,” said General Secretary of the Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) Md Sakawat Ullah.
He said that the rawhide which was well preserved with salt would be bought at a good price. "We have a plan to procure the rawhide from August 20.
"But, we have started the process form Saturday as per the instruction of the government,” he added.
Meanwhile, stakeholders of the tannery industry are expected to meet at Commerce Ministry for discussing on the present situation of rawhide.
Earlier, the government fixed the price of rawhide of sacrificial animals for the Eid-ul-Azha. Per square foot cowhide price for Dhaka was fixed Tk45-50 while Tk35-40 for the rest of the country.
Besides, the price of male goat hide was fixed Tk18-20 while female goat Tk13-15.