Apparently the import of the hilsa fish coincides with the go to of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a four-day go to. She is scheduled to carry talks together with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday following which the 2 sides are prone to unveil a raft of measures to spice up cooperation in areas of defence, commerce and river-water sharing.
The neighbouring nation has granted permission to export 2,450 tonnes of the fish forward of the Durga puja pageant.
“Bangladesh has permitted export of hilsa yesterday for the present season. The primary consignment is anticipated to hit the native markets in a day or two,” Fish Importers Affiliation secretary Syed Anwar Maqsood stated.
Benapol C&F Brokers Employees Affiliation secretary Sajidur Rahman additionally stated that the consignment might every by Monday or Tuesday.
“The primary consignment could possibly be between 50-100 tonnes,” he stated.
Final 12 months, just one,200 tonnes of hilsa could possibly be imported in India regardless of permission to export a complete of 4,600 tonnes of “silver crop” as a result of solely a fortnight-long window , Maqsood stated.
“We’ve requested Bangladesh to extend the export window to 45 days,” he stated.
The fish weighing between 700 grams and 1,200 grams is exported by Bangladesh.
The one-kilo-sized fish normally prices round Rs 1,200 per kg.