Didar Alam has brought 600 leather from Hathazari upazila under the cover of Atura depot of Chittagong city. The seasonal businessman was ho...
Same situation with other seasonal traders like Didar Alam. He collected leather from 300 to 400 rupees. But now with 50 rupees, you can not sell it.
The artillerymen have now set a target of collecting 500,000 pieces of cow skin and 80,000 pieces of goat skin in Chittagong. According to them, 4 lakh cows, 1 lakh 20 thousand goats, 15 thousand buffalo and 15,000 sheep have been sacrificed in Chittagong.
Outside Dhaka, the government has fixed the price of leather per square foot from Rs 35 to Rs 40. Each skin of a large cow is usually 18 to 20 square feet. Small cow skin is a maximum of 12 to 15 square feet.
Up to Tuesday noon, about 70 percent of the target skin has been collected, according to investigators. They believe the rest of the skin will be covered under the Auraura Depot within a few days.
Raw leather collectors said that this time, the wholesale leather buyers and supporters of Syndicate formed a syndicate with a focus on the sacrificial leather market. Their people went to the area immediately after the sacrifice and started collecting leather. Many of the sacrificial donors donated leather at the orphanage because of the bargains that were much lower than in other years. They donated raw leather to the orphanage for not getting the expected price of leather. The members of the Syndicate collected raw leather directly from the orphanage.
At 11:30 pm, the city departed the Atura depot area, leaving the skin on the road, waiting for the seasonal businessmen to wait. When they did not see them for a long time, they went straight to the hut. He urged the patrons to take the leather. But I did not find it.
Talking to Mohammad Yusuf from Bibirhat in Fatikchari Upazila. He said in the first light, he traveled to the village on Monday to collect 100 leathers. Each leather price falls to 300 rupees. It cost another three thousand to cover these skin. But they are not taking the skin at the cost of Tk 10. If you can't sell you will be left on the street.
Mohammed Yusuf went to the last Messrs. Yunus leather shield after approaching 20 patrons. But Mohammed Yunus, the custodian, did not agree. Mohammad Yunus said tannery traders receive various benefits from the government. But still they are not paying their dues. They do not have money in their hands, but they can take the skin. As a result, leather prices have dropped dramatically. Jahidul Alam, another steward, said the same thing.
Seasoned businessman Mohammad Elias, Mohammad Nazim, Monir Ahmed and nine seasonal leather collectors were sitting on the roadside. Some of them brought 100, some 120, and some 200 leather for sale. They came from Hathazari, Fatikchari and Rauzan upazilas of Chittagong. They are very disappointed not to get the price of leather.
Mohammad Elias and Monir Ahmed said one of the artisans paid 20 bucks for each skin. But later he can't find her anymore. It cost them a lot of money to buy leather. He borrowed money from known people and bought these leather from the village. Now they are facing huge financial losses as they are not sold.
A seasoned businessman named Mohammad Shaheen said he had been collecting and selling leather for seven years. Never read a situation like this. From tomorrow, you will find yourself in this business. This time it has become an education. He said that the skin is the property of the country. Government should take action in this regard.
However, seasonal traders also have a responsibility for not selling leather. Abdul Jalil said skin is a deciduous product. But seasonal traders keep themselves without selling the skin in hopes of making more profit. Now a lot of skin has been wasted. Therefore, the custodians knowingly do not buy damaged skin.
Abdul Kader, president of Chittagong Greater Raw Leather Armed Cooperative Association, told the first light, they have collected about three lakh leathers till noon today. The rest of the skin on the target will be covered within a week.
Asked about not getting the price of leather, Abdul Quader said, the Chittagong area owners will get about Tk 50 crore from the tannery owners of Dhaka. Only last year, the balance is Tk 30 crore. Of the 112 members of the association, 80 percent did not buy raw leather this time. This situation would not have happened today if the tannery owners paid the dues. Seasonal traders also did not suffer. No such situation has ever happened since independence.