Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India

Bangladesh has lifted the ban on the exports of Hilsa fish to India as a goodwill gesture during the Durga Puja. Bangladesh will allow 500 tonnes of Hilsa fish for the occasion as a one time arrangement. Export of the popular Hilsa or ‘Ilish’ fish from Bangladesh was banned in 2012 after local business establishments called for controlling the price of fishes.

Bangladesh accounts for nearly 75 percent of world Hilsa production and nearly 2 million people get direct and indirect employment from its cultivation.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:

  • Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka; PM: Sheikh Hasina.

Source: The DD News

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