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TCB will sell onions at affordable prices

Staff Correspondent
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The news of onion price hike in India has also caused instability in the country's market. In just a few days, the price of onion has gone up by around Tk 30 per kg to Tk 60-70.

Therefore, to keep the supply and price of onions normal, the government will start selling onions at Tk 30 per kg on Sunday, September 13 through the government marketing agency Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

This information has been informed in a press release sent from TCB. Ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) is selling three products across the country at affordable prices for consumers in the current epidemic and current flood situation (TCB).

TCB will sell onions as well as sugar, lentil pulses and soybean oil in mobile trucks from Sunday, the statement said. This activity will continue till October 1 except Friday and Saturday.

Onions will be available from TCB trucks at Rs 30 per kg, which a buyer can buy for a maximum of two kg. In addition, sugar will be available at Rs 50 per kg, which a buyer can buy a maximum of two kg.

A buyer can take a maximum of two kg of lentils at Rs 50 per kg. In addition, a buyer can buy two to five liters of soybean oil at Rs 60 per liter.

TCB will sell these products in 265 mobile trucks across the country. 40 trucks will be sold in Dhaka, 10 in Chittagong, seven in Rangpur, five in Mymensingh, five in Rajshahi, five in Khulna, five in Barisal, five in Sylhet, five in Bogra, five in Comilla, three in Jhenaidah and three in Madaripur. .

The goods will be sold in five additional trucks in the upazilas covered by the TCB regional office and in 13 trucks in flood-hit districts and upazilas. This activity will continue till October 1 except Friday and Saturday.

Each truck will have 500-600 kg of sugar allocated. Besides, 400-600 kg of lentils, 600 to 1000 liters of soybean oil and 200 to 400 kg of onion will be allotted, sources said.

Meanwhile, a press release issued by the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday, September 6 said that TCB has taken the highest preparation so far for the import and sale of onions.

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