News Desk | Sun, 28 September 2019:
On Saturday, (September 28) the first lot of 500 tonnes hilsa has been sent to India through Bangladesh Benapole land port.
General Secretary of Kolkata Hilsa Importers’ Association Syed Anwar Moksud confirmed this that Bangladesh government stopped exporting hilsa to India in 2012 but has recently allowed 500 tonnes of hilsa export to India on the occasion of Durga Puja.
Syed Anwar Moksud also said that the 500 tonnes of hilsa will reach India’s West Bengal within October 10 in separate phases.
On the other hand, Public relations officer Md Abdul Latif Bakshi said the media that The Commerce Ministry took the decision of exporting 500 tonnes hilsa as a gesture of goodwill on the occasion of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community,