A fleet of mobile stalls under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock are selling fish, meat, egg and dairy products during the lockdown to mitigate the loss of farmers.
Livestock and dairy products worth around Tk 1.33 billion have been sold since April 5.
The production, transportation, supply and marketing of this campaign is being monitored by Minister SM Rezaul Karim himself.
Even during this crisis, the Ministry and officials and employees of the Department of Fisheries and Livestock are carrying out mobile sales activities in the public interest at the risk of their lives, he said.
He noted that the dairy associations, poultry associations, fishermen's associations and marginal farmers associated with this sector are continuing this activity braving the risk.
"The farmers in the fisheries and livestock sector are able to easily overcome the losses by marketing the products produced at a fair price. On the other hand, thanks to this initiative, consumers can easily buy fish, meat, milk, eggs and dairy products even under the current restrictions ", he added.
He made these remarks in a briefing arranged to thank the officials involved with the campaign.