DSCC sets beef price at Tk 450 a kg, mutton Tk 720 for Ramadan

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on May 14, 2018


A file photo shows a trader arranging beef chunks at a kitchen market in Dhaka. Dhaka South City Corporation set the maximum price of local beef at Tk 450 and mutton at Tk 720 a kilogram during the month of Ramadan on Monday. — New Age photo

Dhaka South City Corporation on Monday set the maximum price of local beef at Tk 450 and mutton at Tk 720 a kilogram during the Ramadan.
The authorities of Dhaka South City Corporation and meat traders made the decision in a meeting at Nagar Bhaban.
They also set the maximum price of meat of imported cows and bulls at Tk 420 per kg, buffalo at Tk 420 a kg and lamb at Tk 600 a kg.
Present price of beef at different city markets was found between Tk 470 to Tk 480 and mutton Tk 770 to 780 per kg.
The price of local beef was set at Tk 475 a kg before Ramadan in 2017 while buffalo and imported cow at Tk 440 per kg, mutton at Tk 725 a kg, and lamb at Tk 620 a kg.
South city mayor Sayeed Khokon said the new price chart of meat would be effective at all kitchen markets and department stores under DSCC.
The price of meat would remain effective until 26th Ramadan, he said.
The mayor warned that actions would be taken against the errant traders violating the price chart.
Sayeed Khokon also said that the decision of DSCC was generally followed by the North.
Bangladesh Meat Traders’ Association secretary general Robiul Alam along with other leaders was present at the meeting.
He complained to the mayor of extortion from the meat traders at Gabtoli Cattle market by the leaseholders.
He demanded a permanent cattle market under DSCC area and modern butcheries.
Mayor assured him to establish a permanent cattle market at Kamrangirchar soon.
DSCC chief executive officer Khan Mohammad Bilal, chief health officer Sheikh Salauddin, chief waste management officer Zahid Hossain, chief revenue officer Yusuf Ali Sarder were, among others, present the meeting.