Industry Secretary Zakia Sultana said that the skins of sacrificial animals should be salted and stored locally within four to five hours. At the district and upazila level, with the help of the administration, measures have been taken to preserve the sacrificial skin temporarily. Our goal is to preserve the skin environmentally. As leather is a perishable product, it needs to be properly processed and salted over time. The industrial secretary went to see if the leather traders were getting the right price Prasoon Ashish Read in 1 minute The industries secretary was responding to questions from reporters during a surprise visit to the BSIC Tea Industrial City in Savar on Thursday (July 22nd). Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Industry Kazi Sakhawat Hossain, Joint Secretary (Administration) said. Faizur Rahman Farooqui, Deputy Secretary Mostaq Ahmed, BSCIC Director (Finance) Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Director (Engineering and Project Implementation), Muhammad Ataur Rahman Siddiqui were present. He said the purpose of the surprise visit was to monitor whether seasonal traders were getting the right price, adding salt to the skin properly and forming a salt syndicate. He said the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Commerce and Industry has formed a monitoring team to ensure the preservation and fair price of animal skins sacrificed during the holy Eid-ul-Azha. These teams are working centrally and at the field level. The issue of proper price and preservation of leather is being monitored with utmost importance under the direction of the Prime Minister’s Office. Monitoring teams are also making sure that there is no confusion or mismanagement with the skin of the sacrificed animal. Later, the Industries Secretary visited the Central Waste Treatment Plant (CETP) at BSIC Leather Industrial City in Savar. Earlier, he spoke to the traders of Amin Bazar leather warehouse and inspected the leather preservation process with salt. He also visited leather warehouses at Hazaribagh, Posta and Kalamobagan in Dhanmondi on Wednesday afternoon.