Commodity prices in Kumarkhali’s raw market are on the rise
A fire broke out in Kumarkhali in Kushtia around the lockdown and the holy month of Ramadan. Commodity prices in the raw market are upward. In just three days, the price of almost all vegetables including eggplant, patal, anda, cucumber, tomato, shrimp and dhandash has gone up by Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kg. Low income and working people have lost their way due to such unbridled prices in the raw market. Meanwhile, the upazila administration is monitoring the market regularly to keep the market normal.
It has been learned that eggplants are being sold at Tk 60 per kg, depending on the size of the pot, Tk 40 to 60, tomatoes at Tk 20, cucumbers at Tk 40 to 60 and shrimp at Tk 50 per kg. , Dhandash 50 rupees, Anda 100 rupees per kg. But before Ramadan, eggplant was 30 rupees per kg, potato 30 rupees, tomato 10 to 12 rupees, cucumber 25 to 30 rupees, egg 60 rupees, dhandrash 30 to 35 rupees, shrimp 40 rupees per kg. However, prices of potatoes, chillies, garlic, barbati, ganjar, lemon, spinach and osta remained unchanged. Potatoes are being sold at Tk 15 per kg, chillies at Tk 25 to 30, garlic at Tk 50, barbati at Tk 60, cannabis at Tk 25 and osta at Tk 60. Besides, the price of onion has increased by Tk 5 per kg and is being sold at Tk 35. Nazna is being sold at Rs 50 less than Rs 20.
In this regard, retailer Mizanur Rahman said, the goods are not coming as the vehicles are closed in the lockdown. As a result, I am buying for more money and selling for more money. He added, “Eggplant is being sold at Tk 80 today, but I sold it at Tk 60 in the second fast and Tk 80 in the first fast. Another trader, Musa Khandaker, said the price of vegetables has gone up from Tk 10 to Tk 30 per kg during the lockdown and Ramadan.
Yasin, the proprietor of Helal Store, said that the van driver Latif, who came to the market when the price went up a little, said that there was a fire in the market. There is no income in the lockdown, but the price of goods has gone up a lot.
Tea seller Hamidul said the prices of uncontrolled products in the raw market. Although there is a raw market full of bags for 100 rupees, it is not happening in Ramadan anymore. A college teacher, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a class of unscrupulous traders had raised the price of goods by capitalizing on lockdown and Ramadan. There needs to be regular market monitoring.
In this regard, Raju Ahmed, general secretary of Kumarkhali Tobazar, said that imports are decreasing due to the closure of vehicles in the confinement. And this is having an effect on the market. He added that the market is being monitored regularly.
Upazila Nirbahi’s official Rajibul Islam Khan said on his mobile phone that the market is being monitored regularly. Every time the price goes up a bit at the beginning of Ramadan. So again, but I hope it’s okay.