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Fuel price hits markets

Rice, vegetables go up in a day

07 August 2022


Staff Reporter :
People from all walks of life will have to count more money with the prices of all kinds of essential items including greens and vegetables being increased within a day of raising the prices of oil due to rising of the transportation cost.
 According to retailers, at least taka two has been increased in all varieties of rice just a day after hiking of the fuel price.
Meanwhile, the country's people are passing very hard days due to volatile economic conditions, while the poor people in the country are not getting enough daily works and at the same time they have no cash money in hand.
However, vegetables are being sold at a higher rate of taka five at least on Saturday than Friday's price in different kitchen markets in the city.
Kutub Uddin, a wholesaler of rice in Mohammadpur Krishi Market, said, "we have to increase the price as the transport owners have already hiked their rent after the government's decision."   Spinach is being sold at Tk20, red spinach at Tk15 and Malabar spinach (Pui shaak) at Tk20.
A shopper at the market, Mohammad Soni said, "The price of everything is beyond the purchasing capacity of the consumers".
Mohammad Saqib, a vegetable vendor, said that the price of vegetables has increased by Tk5 to Tk10 per kg.
The price of Okras has gone up from Friday's Tk30 to Tk40 on Saturday. Long beans sells (Borboti) from Tk40 to Tk50. Gourd has increased by Tk10 per piece and is now Tk50 to Tk60 depending on the size.
Meanwhile, due to the increase in the price of fuel oil and the increase in the cost of transportation, the prices of rice, onions and potatoes will increase, speculate businessmen.
Mohammad Sabuj, another businessman, said he needed Tk15,000 to bring 14 tonnes of potatoes from Bogra. Now it will be around Tk19,000-20,000.
Transport cost per kg of potato was Tk2, now it will be Tk2.50.
Abu Raihan, the seller of M/s Matlab Store, said that the price of rice will increase by Tk2 per kg due to increase in transportation cost.
Currently, general BR 28 rice is being sold at Tk51-52, Tk54 to Tk55 for high quality BR 28 rice, and Miniket at Tk68-70.
At noon in Moghbazar, representatives of some consumer brands were seen telling the vendors that the prices of the products will increase as per company notice, orders should be placed as soon as possible.

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