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21 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Prices of essentials go up in Noakhali

Our correspondent, Noakhali
Prices of essentials go up in Noakhali

Prices of essential commodities have soared here due to unavailability of summer vegetables in the market.

 At Maijdee municipality markets, consumers allege that prices of chicken and vegetables have soared from last week. A kg of broiler chicken is now selling for Tk. 170–180, but last week it was sold for TK. 165.

Brinjal is now being sold for Tk. 80 a kg as against last week's Tk. 40–50.

Anower Ali, a consumer, alleges that dishonest traders are spiralling the prices at the local markets in the absence of any monitoring by the consumer rights department.

 The price of green chili, one of the most essential commodities, showed a marked rise in all markets of the district. A kg of local onion is being sold for Tk. 30–35, while Indian onions are selling for Tk. 20–25 a kg.   Prices of different have suddenly skyrocketed in the local markets, burning a hole in the pocket of the middle and lower-middle class.

 Four pieces of duck eggs are now available for Tk. 45. But they were being sold for Tk. 40 even three days back.

Fish prices, however, have remain unchanged.

  Traders say that pointed gourds, okra and bitter gourds are now selling for Tk. 90–100.

 Mubark, another trader, predicts that the prices will come down after the arrival of summer vegetables.

 Monir Hossain, a wholesaler in Noakhali, says that some unscrupulous traders are taking advantage of the supply shortage to hike the prices of essential commodities.

 Debananada Singh, assistant director of Consumer Rights (Noakhali), told The Independent that the district administration held an emergency meeting with businessmen on Tuesday to bring the situation under control. "We hang price lists of vegetables and meat outside every market, but we can't do noting if the traders increase vegetable prices," he said.

 

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