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Bangladesh to export 2080 MT Hilsa fish to India during Durga Puja Bangladesh Hilsa
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Bangladesh to export 2080 MT Hilsa fish to India during Durga Puja

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Sep 2021, 04:30 pm

Dhaka/UNI: The government of Bangladesh has given permission to 52 trading organisations to export Hilsa fish to India on the occasion of Durga Puja.

The Ministry of Commerce in a circular issued on Monday, allowed each organisation to export a maximum of 40 tonnes of Hilsa to India. The permission will remain enforced till October 10.

The companies will have to comply with the export guidelines of the country and pass through a rigorous testing process for exporting the fish.

The Government of Bangladesh has been giving special permission for export of Hilsa to India since the last few years as a token of friendship, though the export of Hilsa was banned in the country in 2012.

Last year, Bangladesh exported more than 1450 MT of Hilsa to India while the quantity of export was 500 MT in 2019.

Hilsa fish is considered a great delicacy. The demand for the fish during Durga Puja is extremely high in states like West Bengal as the quality of ‘Padmar Ilish’ or Hilsa fish from Padma river in Bangladesh is considered of superior quality. Bangladesh produces almost 75 percent of the world’s Hilsa output.