Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday launched an online market place of sacrificial animals titled ‘Digital Haat’ with a target to sell one lakh cattle ahead of the Eid-ul Azha.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam virtually inaugurated the online platform by purchasing a cow of Tk 148,000 from the online marketplace.
The e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) and Bangladesh Dairy Farm Association are jointlyimplementing the digital haat.
Anyone can buy sacrificial animals from the digital cattle market https://digitalhaat.net/ staying home.
“Last year, some 27,000 cows were sold off through the digital market in three weeks ahead of Eid-ul Azha. This year we’ve a target to sell 100,000 cows,” DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam while presiding over the launching ceremony of the Digital Haat.
The mayor said DNCC will also render sacrificial animal slaughtering services to the people of the Dhaka metropolitan area. A person will be able to book for the slaughtering service from the page of the digital market even before he or she purchases cattle. The booking deadline for the service is July 12, he said.
This year, they’ve a target to provide the slaughtering services of 1,000 cows, he said adding that the target will be enhanced gradually in future.
He said they will reach meats of the sacrificial animal to the doorstep of the service recipients through freezing vans.
Atiqul said they will set up modern slaughtering houses nearby the Gabtoli permanent cattle market as the Prime Minister instructed him to establish such slaughtering houses.
Besides, the DNCC mayor said the sacrificial animals will be sold in total nine cattle markets – Gabtoli permanent cattle market and nine temporary markets—under the DNCC area. But there will be a live corner in every market and the buyers can see cattle live from the corner staying home, he said.