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Minister: Government to lift ban on ilish export

  • Published at 04:44 pm January 8th, 2018
  • Last updated at 04:46 pm January 8th, 2018
Minister: Government to lift ban on ilish export
Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda has said the government will lift ban on ilish export soon. The minister came up with the information while responding to reporters at the conference room of his ministry on Monday. "We want to export ilish, as its production has increased as well as demand in the international market," said Narayan. On August 1, 2012, the government imposed ban on ilish 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. Besides, the Livestock Department has also started work to produce 'Proven Bull' through "Breed Upgradation Through Progeny Test", said Narayan.