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Essentials prices turn unbridled at Amtali

Published : Thursday, 21 March, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 116

Essentials prices turn unbridled at Amtali

Essentials prices turn unbridled at Amtali

AMTALI, BARGUNA, Mar 20: Prices of all essential items have turned unbridled in Amtali Upazila of the district.

Prices of these kitchen items started to soar since the beginning of Ramadan.

While going to markets, fasting consumers get directionless hearing asking prices of daily essential commodities. 
 At present, per kilogram (kg) coriander is at Tk 120-140, green chilli at Tk 100-120, brinjal at Tk 70-80, and tomato at Tk 60-80 in the upazila markets.  

Pointed gourd and spiny gourd are selling each at Tk 70-80 per kg, long bean and flat bean each at Tk 50-60, cucumber at Tk 100-120, papaya at Tk 40, green banana at Tk 60 per haali (four pieces).

Per kg Hilsa is selling at Tk 800-1,200, Ruhi at Tk 200-250, Tilapia at Tk 180-220, and carp fish at Tk 220-250. Other sea fishes are also selling at exorbitant prices.

Mutton is selling at Tk 900-1,050 per kg, beef at Tk 750, and broiler hen is selling at Tk 220-250 per kg.

Iftar item prices have also increased. Puffed rice is selling at Tk 110, date at Tk 180 to 700/800 per kg, grape at Tk 250-280, apple at Tk 250 and malta at Tk 300. 

Per kg chickpea is selling at Tk 110, sugar at Tk 240-250, onion at Tk 70, potato at Tk 35, garlic at Tk  160-240, red gram pulse at Tk 120-140, grass pea at Tk 160, and turmeric at Tk 130-480.

Traders said, they have nothing to do. They said, they purchase items at higher rates from wholesalers. 

A retail seller Md Boshar Mia said, "We make profits like before. We don make so profit. If commodity prices increase, we also have to face problem as it needs us higher capitals. The volume of items we would purchase at Tk 20,000 earlier, now it needs double money to purchase." 

Due to the essentials price soaring from the beginning of Ramadan, lower and middle income consumers are facing uttered disarray. They complained, if the administrative overseeing would be stern, traders would not hike prices at their will. By raising prices wilfully, traders are harassing general people. They demanded legal actions against them.

Amtali Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Ashraful Alam over mobile phone said, the mobile court is continuing in markets.

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