The Dhaka South City Corporation on Tuesday set the price of local beef at Tk 475 and mutton at Tk 725 per kilogram for the fasting month of Ramadan.
The authorities of Dhaka South City Corporation, meat traders and public representatives made the decision in presence of DSCC mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon at a meeting at Nagar Bhaban.
At the meeting, the price of meat of imported cows was set at Tk 440 per kg, buffalo at Tk 440 a kg and lamb at Tk 620 a kg.
The price of local beef was set at Tk 420 a kg before Ramadan in 2016 while buffalo at Tk 400 per kg, mutton at Tk 570 a kg, and lamb at Tk 470 a kg.
The mayor, Sayeed Khokon, said the new price chart of meat would be taken into effect at all kitchen markets and departmental stores under DSCC.
The traders have been asked to follow the new price chart and a monitoring team led by a magistrate would be formed in this connection, he said.
Legal steps would be taken against traders who would fail to comply with the direction, said the mayor.
In the face of demand of the meat traders, Sayeed Khokon said he would take initiative to set up a permanent cattle market in DSCC area.
Bangladesh Meat Traders’ Association secretary-general Robiul Alam said they agreed on the price chart of the meat.
The price of meat would remain into effect from first to 26th Ramadan, he said.
And the prices might increase or decrease later by Tk 10 or Tk 20, Robiul added.
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