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Five thousand tons of hilsa will go to India

Five thousand tons of hilsa will go to India
Five thousand tons of hilsa will go to India

Durga Puja will start from October 1. Hilsa is usually exported to India on the occasion of Durga Puja. Although the export was stopped from 2012 to 2018, the export of hilsa to the country was started again from 2019.

When asked, Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh last Thursday Prothom-aloK said, ‘1 thousand 400 tons of hilsa were exported to India last time. At that time, the ban on catching hilsa was one of the obstacles in terms of export. However, this year we expect the export to be more. It is also being considered to extend the period of export.

Last time, the first consignment of hilsa from Bangladesh went to Kolkata through the Benapole-Petrapole border by land. In India, hilsa weighing 700 grams to 1,200 grams is usually exported.

Apart from Bangladesh, Hilsa is found in neighboring India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. But Bangladeshi hilsa is the most popular in terms of taste.

It is said that the Ministry of Commerce is unhappy because the exports were not good last time. Last time, the Ministry of Commerce had written to 73 companies for not exporting Hilsa to India even with permission. According to sources, those who exported, their quantity ranged from 3 to 40 tonnes.

The Ministry of Commerce allows a company to export up to a maximum of 40 tonnes of hilsa. The time given for this is 15 days. According to the sources, the Ministry of Commerce will inform the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports about the permission to export hilsa within two weeks.

The article is in Bengali

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