Rawhide traders cash-strapped

With two days to Eid, local traders fear rotting or smuggling of unsold rawhide of sacrificial animals as tanners have not paid the arrears with which they could buy the hides. The tanners owe rawhide merchants across the country Tk 350 crore accumulated over the last four years, said Delwar Hossain, president of Bangladesh Hide & Skin Merchants’ Association, the main platform of rawhide traders.