Ahead of this year's Eid-ul-Azha, the government has hiked the base price of raw cowhide by Tk 7.
Raw cowhide will now cost Tk 47-52 per sq ft in Dhaka and Tk 40-44 outside the capital.
This was announced by Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi after chairing a virtual meeting at the Ministry on Tuesday.
Last year, the raw cowhide price was fixed at Tk 40-45 per sq ft in the capital and Tk 33-37 outside Dhaka.
Besides, the minister said, the price of goatskin has been fixed at Tk 18-20 per sq ft across the country, which was Tk 15-17 last year.
However, the price of female goatskin have remained the same at Tk 12-14 per sq ft.
The Minister emphasised on applying salt on animal hides soon after their sacrifices. “It will be good if people are made aware about applying salt in sermons after the next Jumma prayer,” he said.