Considering the suffering of the citizens and the health risks of the Covid-19 epidemic, this year the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is not allowing any Qurbani Hat in the city. Rather the DNCC authorities have organized a ‘Digital Hut’ so that people can still buy sacrificial animals in a safe manner.
The postal department’s financial transaction service ‘Nagad’ has been stand up beside the customers so that they can easily make payments without any health risk when buying a sacrificial animal from this Digital Hat.As a result, sellers also easily can account their payments without the health risk. In this process neither the buyer nor the seller will need to go out of the house at risk.
‘Nagad’, a state-run financial services venture, is the proud payment partner of this state of the art digital market place.
Already more than 1,500 animals has registered on this digital market place with the help of 34 online platforms. And buyers also stars choosing from the different colors, sizes, local and foreign breeds of cows, goats, buffaloes from this ‘Digital Hut’.
In this case, NDCC is supervising the issue of fair price, so buyers don’t have to worry about prices also. And ‘Nagad’; the fastest growing and most secure payment platform of the country, will settle the payment issues.
About the new kind of service, the DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam said, ‘This time we have started it experimentally. I know there are many challenges and there can be many mistakes also. We want to work further in the future with this leaning from here.’ He added, ‘Our ultimate goal is to bring the sacrificial rituals in a system so that animals can be traded in an environmentally and hygienic way.’
Tanvir Ahmed Mishuk, Managing Director of `Nagad’, said “We have been working from the beginning to make life easier for the citizens and the entrepreneurs. There are many problems in buying and selling cattle at the sacrificial market. Usually in this time sellers are concerned about his money that he earns by selling his animal, but now ‘Nagad’ has come up with a simple solution to alleviate that concern by making the payments digital. ‘Nagad’ gives priority to make transactions safe and bring comfortable for everyone.”
So far, more than 15,000 visitors have tried to verify and select their favorite sacrificial animal from the ‘Digital Hat’ platform. In association with E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-CAB) and Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Association (BDFA) DNCC has organized this very first initiative of Digital Haat.
Recently, Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister MdTazul Islam has inaugurated the ‘Digital Hut’ through a virtual event. The DNCC mayor presided over the ceremony.
Commerce Minister TipuMunshi, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and FBCCI President Sheikh FazleFahim also attended the event among others.
`Nagad’, a state sponsored venture, is working to make people’s lives easier by transacting digitally. As a part of this, ‘Nagad’ ensured all other transactions are seamless and instant. And even if someone does not have a `Nagad’ account, they can still get money from ‘Nagad’ against their mobile number. After receiving the money, the user will be able to withdraw money as soon as he opens a `Nagad’ account. Opening a `Nagad’ account is a very easy task! Anyone can open a `Nagad’ account in just 1 minute by downloading the ‘Nagad’ mobile application with NID at home.
In addition, Robi Axiata Limited and Airtel customers can become a `Nagad’ customer in just 10 seconds.