Vegetables, fish prices continue to riseStaff correspondent
The prices of vegetables and fish continued to rise on the different markets in the city over the week ending Friday.
Garlic and salt also marked a fresh rise on the markets.
The prices of all verities of lentil, edible oil and egg remained high over the week.
According to Mohammad Shabuj, a retailer at Plassey, the prices of coriander leaf, aubergine, bitter gourd and tomato increased by Tk 50, Tk 30, Tk 15 and Tk 10 for a kilogram respectively on different markets in the capital.
The prices of okra, cucumber, and green chilli increased by Tk 5 a kg and the price of delicate creeper increased by Tk 10 a kg on the retail markets, Abdur Rahim, a retailer Hatirpul kitchen market, said.
The aubergine was retailing at Tk 50 a kilogram and bitter gourd at Tk 40 on the city markets on Friday. The aubergine, bitter gourd and okra were selling at Tk 20, at Tk 25, at Tk 30 a kg respectively in the previous week.
The prices of most vegetables rose in every week over the last one month.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables and fish increased due to a supply dearth on the markets.
The continuous rise of the prices of vegetables and fish with other daily commodities pushed the commoners with low income into great difficulty.
According to Trading Corporation of Bangladesh, the prices of gram increased by Tk 10 and ginger by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week.
The TCB data shows that the ginger and gram were retailing at Tk 60 to Tk 70 and Tk 75 to Tk 80 respectively on Friday, while ginger and gram were selling at Tk 50 to Tk 60 and at Tk 65 to Tk 75 in the previous week.
Snake gourd and potato, however, were retailing with stable prices at Tk Tk 35 to Tk 40 a kg and Tk 20 to Tk 22 a kg respectively.
The price of packaged oil went up by Tk 5 to Tk 7 on the market over the week. Bottled soya bean was retailing at Tk 655 to Tk 667 each a 5-litre bottle, while unpackaged super palm and soya bean oil were retailing at Tk 118 to Tk 120 a kg and at Tk 128 to Tk 130 a kg.
The prices of most native and small fish like shrimp, tengra, bele, kechki, punti, shing increased by Tk 30 to Tk 50 a kg, depending on their sizes and quality, over the week.
The prices of rohita, katla, pangas and hilsa, however, remained stable over the week and retailing at Tk 180 to Tk 280 a kg, Tk 180 to Tk 280 a kg, Tk 110 to Tk 140 a kg and Tk 800 to Tk 900 a kg respectively on the day, Badal Mia, a retailer at Karwan Bazar, said.
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