Price of eggs and vegetables remains high

24 September 2022


Staff Reporter :
In the kitchen market there is not a single vegetable  selling below Tk 60 except Papaya , potato and green Banana despite plenty  supply of vegetables in the market.  
As a result, the middle and lower income groups are struggling to maintain their budgets and blaming the greed of the traders.
After visiting few kitchen markets at Karwan Bazar, Palashi, Hatirjill, Rampura, Kaptan Bazar, Mirpur, Banosri and Baganbari of South Goran, it was seen that the egg traders are selling per dozen eggs at Tk 145-150 whereas one week earlier it was Tk 135 and per dozen duck eggs at Tk 165 to return to the last week business.
Speaking to the New Nation, egg trader Abdul Alam from Palashi said the price of egg is again going up. Within one week Tk 10 has increased  per dozen. The illegal syndicate has started activities again.
The scenario of the vegetables market is that bean and cauliflower are being sold at  Tk 160 per kg and Tk 40-50 per piece respectively.
On the other hand, the price of carrot, tomato and French has remained stable as these are being sold at Tk 120-130, Tk 140 (local), Tk 120 (Indian) and Tk 70-80 respectively.
Furthermore, brinjal is being sold at Tk 70-80, cucarbitaceous at Tk 50-70, green papaya at Tk 25-30, parble at Tk 50, bitter gourd at Tk 60-80, Arum-lobe, spone gourd, snake gourd are at Tk 50-60.
In the kitchen market, the broiler chicken is being sold at Tk 180 whereas the Sonali (Popularly known as Pakistani cock) is being sold at Tk 300-320  and beef is being sold at Tk 700 and red meat  Tk 900.
The fish marker picture is that shrimp sells at Tk 600-650 only. The cat fish was selling at Tk 400 to 450 at Baganbari, South Goran on Friday, taki machh at Tk 350, Papda at Tk 400 and boal machh at Tk 600 only.
Furthermore, the availability of Hilsha fish in the market is greeted by the consumers. In the market one kg weight Hilsha fish is being sold at Tk 1,200 to Tk 1,300 whereas one week ago it was Tk 1, 400 to Tk 1, 600.
And 700-800 gram Hilsha is being sold at Tk 800-900 and 400-500 gram at Tk 500-600 while one week ago they were at Tk 900-1,000 and Tk 600-700 respectively.
                  
Besides, shrimp sells at Tk 600-650 only. The cat fish was selling at Tk 400 to 450 at Baganbari, South Goran on Friday, taki mach at Tk 350, Papda at Tk 400 and boal machh at Tk 600 only.
A banker Shariar Alam expressed his dissatisfaction saying that the traders have increased almost all daily commodities price by excusing the Russia- Ukraine war. But reality is every raw material prices have dropped in international maker as it has no impact in our local market. The prices of vegetables have increased as much as high that we are thinking to cut the vegetables from our meal, he added.
Sharmin Jahan, a housewife from Rampura said we are extremely exhausted to maintain the expenditure of our family. There is no one to do anything for us. Every items price is continuously rising making huge pressure to us.

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