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Four lemons selling at Tk60 to Tk100!

25 March 2023


Staff Reporter :
The more useable items in Holy Ramzan are lemon, cucumber, coriander, grams and brinjal went beyond the buying capacity of the commoners as per hali (four pieces) lemon is being sold at Tk60 to Tk100 (based on size and quality).
Moreover, Brinjal prices increased by Tk 30 to Tk 40 a kg overnight in Dhaka as it sold at Tk 100 to Tk 110 a kg on Friday ahead of Ramzan.
On the other hand, after being decided to bring down chicken prices in the wholesale market by Tk30-40 per kg, retailer reduced the price and being sold broiler chicken at Tk250 to Tk260 and Pakistani cock at Tk350 to Tk360.
Rashedul Islam, a private employee, went to Mohakhali kitchen market and bought  broiler chicken at Tk 250 per kg and then went to buy brinjal.
He was quite surprised to hear the price.
The seller was asking for Tk 100 per kg of brinjal.
Rashedul said, "I read news that the prices of essentials elsewhere in the world are reduced during the month of fasting. It is the opposite in our country. Anyone can increase the price. I bought broiler chicken at the highest price in history at Tk 250 per kg. When I went to buy brinjal, I heard that its price has been increased to Tk 100. In Ramzan, dishonest traders increase the price of everything.
Grams were seen to be sold at Tk 100 to Tk 110 per kg. Besides, good quality besan is being sold at Tk 120 per kg. However, besan which is slightly inferior in quality is available for Tk 80 to Tk 100.
Besides, cucumbers are sold at Tk 80 to Tk 100 per kg, tomatoes Tk 60 to Tk 70, carrots and cucumbers at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg. On the other hand, coriander leaves are being sold at Tk 120 to Tk 200 per kg, mint leaves at Tk 200 to Tk 250 per kg.
Meanwhile, the fish, and meat market has started to rise well before the fasting. Tk 140 per dozen eggs. Beef is being sold at Tk 750 per kg.
In addition, essential products in the grocery market are stable at high prices. In the market, prices of all the daily necessities including rice, sugar and soybean oil have gone up. Now coarse rice is being retailed at Tk 55 to 60 per kg in the market. The price of medium quality rice is Tk 65 to Tk 67 per kg. Thin rice (miniket and Nazirshail) has to be bought between Tk 70 to Tk 85.
Coarse lentil price is between Tk 100 to Tk 140 per kg. Loose sugar is Tk 115 to 120 per kg, there is hardly any packaged sugar in the market. The price of bottled soybean oil is nearly Tk 190 per kg.
Meanwhile, ginger is being sold at Tk 130 to Tk 140 and garlic at Tk 110 to Tk 120 per kg. Sweet potatoes are being sold at Tk 35 to Tk 40, potal at Tk 55 to Tk 60, rice at Tk 70 to Tk 80 and beans at Tk 70 to Tk 80 per kg.

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