Vegetable prices increase as rain hits cultivationStaff Correspondent
The prices of vegetables increased on the city’s kitchen markets due to supply shortage over the week ending Friday. Though the prices of onion decreased a bit, the item is still selling at higher prices.
Traders said that the prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 5-Tk 10 a kg as the downpour in last couple of days damaged the vegetable fields across the country. The rain also hampered the supply chain, they said.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, okra at Tk 40 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 60 a kg on Friday.
The price of green chilli decreased by Tk 20 a kg and was selling at Tk 80 a kg on the day.
The price of onion decreased by Tk 5 a kg and was selling at Tk 65 a kg while the imported onion was retailing at Tk 70 a kg.
To keep the price reasonable, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh imported 100 tonnes of onion and started selling the item at Tk 47 a g across the country but this initiative failed to intervene the market, consumers said.
They alleged that the TCB was selling substandard products.
Azahar Ali, a consumer who came to buy onion from a TCB sale centre at Secretariat gate, alleged that the quality of the product was very much poor.
Azahar, also a freedom fighter, said that the TCB initiative would fail to achieve its goal as consumers were not ready to buy below quality product.
The prices of fish remained stable over the week ending Friday.
Rohita was selling at Tk 300–Tk 450 a kg on Friday from Tk 250–Tk 350 a kg a week before, katla at Tk 280–Tk 400 a kg from Tk 250–Tk 300 a kg, pangas at Tk 200–Tk 300 a kg from Tk 180–Tk 300 a kg and tilapia at Tk 180–Tk 225 a kg from Tk 160–Tk 200 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The price of broiler decreased by Tk 10 a kg and it was selling at Tk 155 a kg on Friday.
The prices of beef and mutton remained high and beef was selling at Tk 280-Tk 300 a kg and mutton at Tk 450 a kg on the day.
Sugar price remained unchanged and it was retailing at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg in the city’s retail markets.
The price of edible oil remained stable on the market.
Unpacked soya bean was retailing at Tk 120 a kg and super palm oil at Tk 80 a kg over the week ending Friday.
The price of bottled soya bean oil (five litres) remained unchanged and was selling at Tk 625–Tk 650 on the day.
Red lentil, imported from Turkey and Canada, was selling at Tk 75–Tk 85 a kg.
The price of fine variety of red lentil called ‘kangaroo’ was selling at Tk 120 a kg while the local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 115 a kg.
The price of egg decreased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and was selling at Tk 32 a hali.
The imported garlic was selling at Tk 70 a kg while the local garlic was retailing at Tk 90 a kg.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and was selling at Tk 160 a kg on the day.
The price of potato remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 18 a kg on Friday.
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