Leaders of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) today said that eggs and meat can be provided at lower prices if the government extends policy support.
The apex trade body leaders said, “Entrepreneurs demand policy support to the livestock, poultry and fish farmers like the agriculture sector enjoys.”
The demand came in the first meeting of the FBCCI Standing Committee on Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries, held in the federation building in Dhaka on Saturday.
“Poultry, cattle farms, fish and shrimp farms have to pay electricity bills at commercial rates pushing up the production and operating costs. With policy support equal to the agricultural sector, it will be possible to meet the protein needs at affordable prices,” they pointed out.
Speaking as the chief guest, FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin said the government should provide utilities at a special rate to livestock farms.