Beef costs keep the identical regardless of guarantees
Beef continues to be promoting on the going market charge of Tk 750 to Tk 800 per kilogramme (kg) in Dhaka despite the fact that the Bangladesh Dairy Farmers’ Affiliation (BDFA) recently reduced the price by Tk 50.
Final Monday, the BDFA determined to convey down the worth of beef with instant impact in a bid to offer individuals some reduction amid the inflationary strain that has curbed their buying energy.
Imran Hossain, president of the BDFA, had made the announcement throughout a workshop organised by the Directorate of Nationwide Shopper Rights Safety (DNCRP) on the Nationwide Press Membership.
However the transfer of the affiliation has had no affect on the general retail costs at kitchen markets in Dhaka, in accordance with varied merchants.
Throughout a go to to kitchen markets within the Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Farmgate and Khilgaon areas of Dhaka yesterday, it was discovered that beef is certainly being bought for at the least Tk 750 per kg.
Pappu Rahman, who owns a butchery referred to as Pappu Gosto Bitan at Kalshi Bazar in Mirpur, has been promoting beef at Tk 800 per kg since Eid-ul-Azha.
Equally, a number of butchers at Muslim Bazar in the identical space stated they’re promoting it at Tk 780 per kg.
One other native butcher stated they’ve to purchase cattle on the identical worth as earlier than and so, it’s not attainable to cut back the worth of beef.
Echoing the identical, Ramzan Dewan, a butcher on the City Corridor kitchen market in Mohammadpur, stated they too have been promoting beef for Tk 780 per kg.
Nonetheless, Imran Hossain, president of the BDFA, stated they’ve been promoting beef for Tk 50 much less as introduced.
“I spoke to conventional meat merchants in Dhaka, who stated the demand for beef has not returned to earlier ranges following Eid,” he stated.
So, despite the fact that the worth of cattle has come down, they don’t seem to be in a position to promote the meat at decrease costs, Hossain added.
DNCRP Director Normal AHM Shafiquzzaman, stated BDFA members who used to promote beef at Tk 750 per kg at the moment are promoting it at Tk 700 per kg.
He stated this affect of lowering costs will regularly fall on kitchen markets.