Free registration started for cattle traders at the country's largest sacrificial animal digital market named "Food for Nation".
This year's Eid-ul-Adha will be different as the authority discourages social gathering to maintain social and physical distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Another uncertainty is there as to whether buyers will come to the busy and crowded areas of the sacrificial animal markets to buy animals, said a press release.
Given these situation, the ICT Division has set up the country's largest sacrificial animal digital market.
The platform was initiated by "Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division.
At this market, buyers will have the opportunity to view pictures and videos and know the live weight of the animals. At the same time, they will also have the opportunity to communicate directly with cattle farmers, ranchers or traders.
Buyers may collect cattle from a specific place or on a home delivery basis clearing payment.
Registration of cattle and goat farmers, farm owners, and general livestock traders from all over Bangladesh has already started for this ldigital animal market in the country.
They will get the opportunity to register for free by entering the website https://foodfornation.gov.bd/qurbani2020/. After registration, cattle sellers have to upload pictures, videos, and other information about the animal from the panel.
The government will promote all these pictures and information through websites and social media at its own expense. As a result, buyers will easily have the opportunity to choose the animal they need for their sacrifice and will be able to take delivery by contacting the seller.
In this context, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology(ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, "The platform is going to be the largest matchmaking digital market in the country for sacrificial animals. We have taken this initiative to protect the economic loss of the cattle farmers and ranchers and the health of the buyers including them."