Winter vegetable prices go up in Noakhali markets
Published : Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 122
NOAKHALI, Dec 2: The prices of different winter vegetables are increasing in the district. Although the prices of egg and meat remain the same, many vegetables including potato, calabash, pumpkin and spinach are selling at high prices in the markets.
The prices of vegetables increased here due to transportation strike last week. The price has not fallen later on. Following this, the prices of food items have also increased by Tk 10 to Tk 15 in many hotels and restaurants in the district.
Local sources from Sonapur, Maijdi Municipal Market and Dutter Haat said the traders have increased vegetable prices by showing different excuses.
In these markets, black beans are selling at Tk 90 to Tk 100 white beans at Tk 80, carrot (fresh) at Tk 90 to Tk 110, carrot (regular) at Tk 80, pointed gourd at Tk 50 to Tk 65, ridge gourd at Tk 70 to Tk 80, bitter gourd at Tk 70 to 80, spiny gourd at Tk 70 to Tk 80, eggplant at Tk 50 to 90 per size, lady's finger at Tk 50 to Tk 70, papaya at Tk 35 to 40, cucumber at Tk 100 to Tk 120 per varieties, gherkin at Tk 90, arum plants at Tk 50 to Tk 60, arum loti at Tk 60 to Tk 80, and chillies are selling at Tk 80 to Tk 120.
Apart from these, cabbage is selling at 45 to Tk 55, cauliflower at Tk 50 to Tk 60, calabash at Tk 60 to Tk 80 and pumpkin is selling at Tk 45 to Tk 55 in the markets.
Although the new potato has arrived in the markets, its price is high. The old potato price has increased by Tk 10 and now selling at Tk 40 to Tk 45, and the new potato is now selling at Tk 80 to Tk 100 in the markets.
A buyer, Shifika Akhter from Sonapur Bazar, said although there is no lack of vegetables in the markets here, the price is high. Vegetable traders increased the price last week by showing different excuses, but did not decrease it yet. A note of Tk 1,000 gets vanished within a moment while buying vegetables, she added.
Another buyer, Zia Uddin, from the same market said the prices of onion and rice are also very high here besides the vegetables.
Vegetable trader of Municipal Market Mizan Rahman said the prices of retail markets depend on the prices of wholesale markets. The price will decrease after supply of all the winter vegetables to the markets, he added.
Meanwhile, hilsa fishes weighing around one kilogram are selling at Tk 900 to Tk 1200 and the hilsa weighing 800gm to 900gm at Tk 800 to Tk 1000 in the markets here.
Kachki (one type of tiny fishes) are selling at Tk 280 to Tk 350 per kg, Mola (another tiny fish) at Tk 300 to Tk 350, small puti (living) at Tk 400 to Tk 450, catfish at Tk 350 to Tk 600, pabda at Tk 400 to Tk 450, galda shrimp at Tk 450 to Tk 550, bagda shrimp at Tk 500 to Tk 750, local shrimp at Tk 350 to Tk 400, ruhi at Tk 250 to Tk 350, mrigel at Tk 200 to Tk 300, pangas at Tk 130 to Tk 170, Tilapia at Tk 130 to Tk 160, kai at Tk 180 to Tk 200 and katal fish at Tk 280 to Tk 300 in the markets.
Meanwhile, the prices of egg, chicken and meat remain the same. Broiler hen is now selling at Tk 120 to Tk 130 per kg, layer hen at Tk 180 to Tk 200 and white layer at Tk 170 to Tk 180 in the markets.
Red eggs at Tk 100 per dozen, white eggs at Tk 95, duck eggs at Tk 145 and the local chicken eggs are now selling at Tk 140 to Tk 145 in the markets.
Beef is at Tk 550 per kg, mutton at Tk 750 and goat at Tk 720 is selling here.
In this regard, Executive Magistrate Rokonuzzaman of District Consumer Rights Department said he'll inform it to the deputy commissioner if any formal complaint against any particular trader is filed.