Government Policy

Govt fixes potato price at Tk 35/kg

The government on Tuesday fixed the price of potato at Tk 35 per kg in the retail market and Tk 30 per kg at the wholesale level.

The Department of Agriculture Marketing under the Agriculture Ministry fixed the price.

It recommended the revised price at a views exchange meeting on Tuesday to make the potato market stable.

Representatives from the Commerce Ministry, Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission and Directorate of National Consumer Rights and Protection were present there.

Meanwhile, the government also fixed the price of cold storage potato at Tk 27 per kg.

The Department of Agriculture Marketing also requested the deputy commissioners concerned for taking necessary steps through strong monitoring and vigilance.

Earlier, the government fixed the price of potato at Tk 30 at retail, Tk 25 at wholesale and Tk 23 at cold storage level following the skyrocketing price of potato.

Source: United News of Bangladesh