Commerce minister questions concerns about ilish export to India


Business Report :
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Friday addressed the recent discussions surrounding the export of 5,000 tons of ilish fish to West Bengal, India.

He stated that this export is a symbolic gesture for Durga Puja and will not impact the hilsa fish prices within Bangladesh.

The minister made these remarks while speaking with journalists at his residence on Central Road in Rangpur city.

He emphasized that Bangladesh produces 600,000 tons of ilish fish annually, making the export of 5,000 tons a relatively small quantity.


The decision to export this quantity was made following discussions with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

The commerce minister also mentioned that prices have been established for eggs, potatoes, and local onions, and strict measures will be taken against those selling them at inflated prices.

He acknowledged some shortages in certain products and assured that efforts are being made to address these issues and maintain a stable supply chain.

Tipu Munshi underscored the government’s commitment to ensuring that essential goods remain affordable for the general public.