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Only three of the 29 products are being sold at the fixed price

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Only three of the 29 products are being sold at the fixed price

The prices of daily commodities have gone up before fasting. Therefore, on Friday (March 15) to control the market, the Agriculture Marketing Department fixed the prices of 29 products including pulses, eggs, meat, onions. But most traders don’t agree. On Saturday morning, only 3 products out of 29 products were sold at the fixed price in the capital’s Karwan Bazar and other markets.

These three products are green chillies, beans and pangus fish. Beef is still being sold at Tk 750 per kg in the market. However, yesterday Friday, the Department of Agriculture Marketing fixed the price at 665 taka. Besides, the price of broiler chicken is fixed at Tk 165, but it is being sold at Tk 200 per kg.

Traders claim that they have no information about the new rates. Besides, traders claim that if they buy products from the wholesale market at a higher rate and sell them at the fixed price, there will be a loss. Buyers are insisting on increased market surveillance to effectively fix prices.

The picture is almost the same across the country. A kg of green chillies is fixed at Tk 60, but it is being sold at Tk 70 in Rajshahi. Ginger is being sold at 180 taka per kg, but sellers are not selling it below 200 taka. The price of garlic is being taken at 140 taka instead of 120 taka. Instead of 98 taka, a kg of gram has to be bought at 110 to 115 taka.

The sellers say that the price at which they bought it is higher than the fixed price. So they cannot reduce.

Meanwhile, beef is being charged 7.50 taka per kg in Khulna. A kg of broiler chicken is being sold at Tk 220. All types of pulses including chicken and beef are being sold in Chittagong at the previous prices. The traders claim that they do not know anything about the pricing of products.

Broiler chicken is being sold at Tk 210 per kg and beef at Tk 750 per kg in Barisal market. Same situation in Sylhet-Bogra. The buyers there also say that if there is no supervision, it is not possible to control the market by just setting the price.



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