The government is expected to sit with the traders' associations and stakeholders concerned today (Tuesday) to fix the prices of rawhides of sacrificial animals during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, said officials.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi is likely to preside over the meeting - to be held at the Ministry of Commerce (MoC).
The meeting will set the prices of rawhides and skins of sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha, an additional secretary of the MoC told the FE.
"We're considering fixing fair rawhide prices for every Eid-ul-Azha to satisfy both owners of sacrificial animals and traders," he added.
During the last Eid-ul-Azha, the government fixed the prices of salted cow hides at Tk 40-45 per square foot in Dhaka and Tk 33-37 outside the capital.
Besides, the prices of goat hides were fixed at Tk 15-17 per square foot, and those of baqri hides at Tk 12-14.