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It is possible to prevent skin decay at a cost of Tk 100

It is possible to prevent skin decay at a cost of 100 rupees
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If salt is not applied to the skin of the animal within 4 hours after the sacrifice due to extreme heat, it will begin to deteriorate due to bacterial attack. So the one who will make the sacrifice has to take the primary responsibility of preserving the skin. And it will not require too much money. It takes 8-10 kg of salt to preserve the skin of a medium sized cow. The cost is around Tk. 100.

Adding salt after the sacrifice does not ruin the quality of the skin, but it can be preserved for a month and a half. Leather is an important financial asset of the country. So no one has the right to destroy the skin. Another thing is that seasonal traders or stockists do not have to go door-to-door to sell salt in a hurry after the sacrifice. Leather can be sold at a good price. So the request to everyone, without blaming the tannery owners, as a sacrificial giver, do the primary work of preserving the skin yourself.

BCIC forced us to remove the tannery from Hazaribagh in 2017 before the leather industry town of Hemayetpur in Savar was ready. The Capital Development Authority (RAJUK) has imposed a red zone on the land of tannery owners in Hazaribagh. As a result, interest on the loans taken by the tannery owners by mortgaging Hazaribagh’s property is increasing at a compounding rate. Tannery owners have already been burdened with Tk 3,000 crore in interest. Despite the recommendations of the high-level task force meeting, RAJUK is in a deep sleep. The owners are not able to get out of the debt burden as the Hazaribagh property has not been released. As a result, they are not able to invest enough in their own factory in Hemayetpur.

Unprepared leather industry has started production in the city but so far the work of Central Waste Treatment Plant (CETP), Solid Waste Management and Chrome Recovery Unit is unfinished. The Chinese contractor left without completing the CETP work. BUET’s advisory team also failed to perform its duties properly. Even though the CETP is running at present, it seems to be in an incomplete state. Its infrastructure needs to be modernized. Adviser to the Prime Minister Mr. Salman F Rahman has taken steps to overcome the problem soon.

–By Mr. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Chairman, Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods and Footwear Exporters Association

Source: Online/SZK

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