Saturday 24, September 2022

Ministry of Environment calls for proper removal of sacrificial animal waste

Time Digital Report: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has requested all governmental and non-governmental organizations and all concerned to prevent environmental pollution through proper sacrifice of animals and proper removal of scraps of sacrificed animals in compliance with the health norms. It is requested to refrain from slaughtering animals at any place and to bury the soil by leaving blood, dung and discarded parts in the holes. The Ministry also requested to use eco-friendly bags / pots for removal of sacrificial waste or distribution of sacrificial meat and disposal of slaughtered animal remains in the dustbin or at designated places.

The request was made at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the conference room of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today on the occasion of the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Azha. Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Farhina Ahmed presided over the meeting from the virtual presence. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary (Administration) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Climate Change) Md. Moniruzzaman, Additional Secretary (Environment) Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Director General of the Department of Environment Dr. Abdul Hamid and representatives of various ministries and agencies.

At the meeting, it was decided to distribute four lakh copies of leaflets nationwide through city corporations, municipalities, Department of Environment, district administrations and district information offices among others. In addition, the Department of Environment will take steps to reach out to the public through text messages. Awareness leaflets have been distributed in mosques across the country through the Islamic Foundation, and imams of mosques have been urged to speak at Jumma prayers on what to do to keep the environment clean. Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar as well as private channels and broadcasts are requested to broadcast the message regarding the proper removal of sacrificial animal waste.

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