Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:15:05 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Steps needed to keep prices stable in kitchen market

By
13th-Oct-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

THE prices of vegetables, fish and meat went up in the city's kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that prices of most of the vegetables increased as the supply of summer vegetables became near end and the winter vegetables started hitting the market. The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 5-10 a kilogram over the week. Needs to be mentioned, prices of fish might go up further in the coming days, as the fishing season in rivers is going to end soon, and the fish supply would fall substantially. It is an advance warning for controlling the fish prices in the days ahead.
Most seasonal vegetables, including pointed gourds, pumpkins, ridges, sponge gourds, summer eggplants and bitter gourds, showed a considerable hike--these were being sold for Tk 60-80 per kg on the day. However, every family needs fish and vegetables for daily consumption. If prices of these go up it would put strain on the family budget, since most families are unable to spend the extra buck for any type of commodity. Price monitoring and relevant authorities should find out the cause of the spiralling prices of fish and vegetables. We know that a group of unscrupulous businessmen on various pretexts raise the prices of essentials to create an artificial crisis and make fortunes targeting the common buyers. Prices of essentials should remain stable throughout the year. If the prices of essentials remain within the purchasing capacity of the consumers they can do the purchasing without going through pecuniary stress.
It is the responsibility of the authorities concerned to assess the supply and demand situation in the kitchen markets. If the demand and supply positions match there should not be any crisis of essentials. Monitoring of markets and keeping a vigil on corrupt traders can bring the desired result. Otherwise, it could create an onion-like situation where traders hiked its price in a freestyle amid huge stock of it. 

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Entertainment »

Luipa enthralls own town Bogura’s audience


Entertainment Report :Popular singer of present time Zinia Zafrin Luipa performed at a stage show at Yakubia School playground on the occasion of the school’s 85th founding anniversary in Bogura. Luipa enthralled the audience rendering popular songs like Porichoy, Gentleman, Modhu Hoi Hoi Bish Khawaila, Bondhu Tui Local Bus, Sadher ...

International »

Los Angeles fire causing evacuations, closing freeways


AP, Los Angeles :A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles.Fire officials say the Saddleridge fire had consumed more than 4,600 acres by 3 a.m. Friday.It broke out after 9 p.m. Thursday along the 210 Freeway and ...

Editorial »

Financial sector struggling due to widespread corruption


BANGLADESH slipped two notches in the global competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum to rank 105th, out of 141 countries, in 2019 due mainly to significant deterioration in most of the drivers including governance, infrastructure and macroeconomic stability of competitiveness. In 2018, Bangladesh was ranked 103th out of 140 ...

Entertainment »

Jaya’s new film Ardhangini


Entertainment Report :After packing a punch as Padma in  film Bisorjon and its sequel, Bijoya, popular actress Jaya Ahsan will be pairing up with Kaushik Ganguly one more time in Ardhangini. The actress who’ll be seen in and as Ardhangini or the better half is none other than Churni Ganguly. ...

Football »

Coe defended IAAF from corruption charges in French court


Global head of athletics Sebastian Coe defended the allocation of three World Championships and denied corruption in bidding processes during an appearance at a French court last year, documents seen by AFP reveal.The court interrogated Coe, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), in May 2018 over ...

International »

Taiwan leader rejects China's ‘one country, two systems’ offer


Reuters, Taipei :Taiwan's president rejected on Thursday a "one country, two systems" formula that Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the island and the mainland, saying such an arrangement had set Hong Kong "on the edge of disorder".President Tsai Ing-wen also vowed in a National Day speech to ...

International »

North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests


AP, Seoul :North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests.The warning by Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of North Korea-U.S. nuclear negotiations in Sweden, the ...

Entertainment »

Disha Patani to work with Ekta Kapoor


Content Czarina Ekta Kapoor has signed Disha Patani for her next movie and will see the actress in the lead playing the character of a small town Punjabi Girl! This will be the first time that Ekta Kapoor and Disha Patani will work together. Most of the details about the ...

Cricket »

Virat Kohli's Team India eye series wrap, Proteas hope to stay afloat


Rohit Sharma 2.0's blockbuster re-entry into Test arena as an opener with twin hundreds was a calculated punt, that worked wonderfully well first up for Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri.Improving on near perfection would be India's aim while building on the small positives from a huge loss will be ...

Cricket »

NCL kicks off today with Tamim, Mahmudullah clash


In a bid to shrug off the picnic league tag, The 21st National Cricket League (NCL), a major first class tournament of the country, is all set to roll onto the ground today (Thursday) with four matches at different venues in the country.The fans will be enlightened with the big ...

International »

Turkey to begin Syria offensive ‘shortly’ despite mixed US signals


Reuters, Ankara :Turkey said Tuesday it would "shortly" begin an offensive into northern Syria as President Donald Trump insisted the United States had not abandoned its Kurdish allies by pulling forces out of the area.Istanbul sent more armoured vehicles to the border with Syria, an AFP correspondent said, with a ...

International »

Abortions, sexual abuse : Muslim women who fled China recount ordeals


The Washington Post  :The women have found refuge from Chinese authorities across the border in Kazakhstan, their ancestral homeland. But they remain haunted by the stories of abuse they carry with them.Some said they were forced to undergo abortions in China's Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang, others that they had contraceptive ...

Editorial »

Don't cast your pearls before swine


THE state sometimes openly promotes the loan defaulters by awarding them different facilities of restructuring and writing off, but what did Bangladesh Bank on Monday is surprising that it rewarded remittance award to a loan defaulter and money launderer. Without minimum scrutiny, the award given to Shahjahan Bablu by Finance ...

Football »

Qatar's World Cup challenge magnified by track worlds issues


AP, Doha :By day, Juma Marzouq approves Qatar's masterplans for the vast stadium infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. By night, Marzouq goes into fan mode, tackling the challenge of filling soccer arenas in this tiny nation.Marzouq has seen encouraging signs since Qatar's breakthrough on the field in February, when ...

International »

UN rights chief urges Australia to overhaul detention policies


The UN's top rights official urged Australia to reform its criminal and refugee detention systems on Tuesday, just days after the country's prime minister took a veiled swipe at the international body.Speaking in Sydney, United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said she had been "shocked" to learn that the ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news