legal actions are being taken against some dishonest traders involved with
illegal hoarding of onion to earn windfall profits.
Despite having sufficient stock, we are importing onion in alternative
ways. But, some unscrupulous traders are trying to take advantage of the
situation, he said while talking to journalists at his Central Road
residence in the city.
He reiterated that the onion reserves are sufficient in the country and
taking of legal actions continue against those who are illegally stocking the
daily essential commodity.
The present government has taken a firm stance to ensure fair price of
onion in local markets. Ten teams are working in the fields to carry out the
directions, he said.
The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is currently selling onion at
Taka 45 per kilogram at 45 points in the capital city.
Steps are being taken so that the TCB could start selling onion in
Rangpur soon to ensure its fair prices, Tipu added. Joint General Secretary
of district Awami League (AL) Professor Mazed Ali Babul, leaders and workers
of the district and city units AL and its associate bodies were present on
Meanwhile, onion price marked a sharp fall by Taka 20 to Taka 30 per
kilogram at City Bazar Kitchen Market and other markets in the city since
Saturday than last week following various pragmatic steps and legal actions
taken by the government.
We are selling locally produced onion at rates between Taka 75 and Taka 80
per kilogram while imported Indian onion are being sold at rates between Taka
65 and Taka 70 per kilogram now, said onion retailer Hafizur Rahman at the
Onion was being sold at rates between Taka 90 and Taka 110 per kilogram
last week in the kitchen markets of the city, Hafizur added.
Talking to BSS, vegetable trader at Keranipara Kitchen Market in the city
Fazlur Rahman said, The retail price of locally produced and imported onion
started decreasing during the past three days and this falling trend will
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)