Desk Report: Country devastated by flash floods. The floods have affected everything. The market for daily necessities was not left out. Although there is no shortage of vegetables in the capital, prices have gone up due to the floods. Vendors say prices of vegetables have risen in the last 3-4 years due to the floods.
On Friday (June 24) morning, I visited some markets in the capital’s Old Dhaka and saw such a picture of daily necessities.
It has been seen that the price of onion has gone up by Rs 10 per kg. Last week onion was sold at Rs 40 but now it is Rs 50 per kg. The price of potato has increased by Tk 5 per kg and is being sold at Tk 30.
Besides, eggplant is being sold at Rs 50 to Rs 60, tomato at Rs 120 to Rs 150, chichinga at Rs 40 to Rs 50, ginger at Rs 80 to Rs 90, shrimp at Rs 45 to Rs 55 and cucumber at Rs 60 to Rs 60 per kg. Besides, the prices of other vegetables are also higher. However, due to the season, the price of lemon is relatively low.
Emon Hossain, a vegetable seller, said the price of vegetables has been rising for the last 3-4 days. Many crop lands in North Bengal and Sylhet divisions have been inundated by the floods. Many crops of the farmers have also been destroyed. The floods also disrupted traffic, causing vegetable prices to skyrocket. He said prices could rise further.
However, the prices of groceries remain unchanged. And Super Palmwell has decreased by 5 rupees per kg. Besides, the price of beef has remained unchanged but the price of castrated meat has gone up.
Turning to the market, it can be seen that Khasi meat has increased by Rs 50 per kg. Earlier it was 700-850 rupees but it was seen to be sold at 900 rupees per kg. The price of eggs remains unchanged. At present chicken eggs are 120 rupees a dozen and duck eggs are 185 rupees a dozen.
Poultry traders say the chicken market is the same as last week. However, prices may rise due to the floods. In today’s market, broilers are being sold at Tk 150, gold at Tk 280 and Pakistani cock at Tk 280 per kg.
Zahirul Islam, who came to the market, said, “The way the prices of daily necessities are going up in the market, we may not be able to survive for long.” You have to die without eating. I can’t buy fish and meat. Eat a little vegetable, the price of that vegetable is also a lot. Everything is going beyond our reach. There is nothing in the market that has not risen in price. And once the price goes up, it does not go down. Traders say when prices rise, but do not say when prices fall. By syndicating they increase the price of goods.
It has been seen that the big rui is being sold at 300-350 rupees per kg. Small killers are 300 but big killers are being sold at 350-450 rupees per kg. Besides, hilsa weighing 600 grams is being sold at Rs 1,314-100, large size bowls at Rs 700-800 and small size bowls at Rs 400.
Besides, small pabda 350 and big pabda 550-600, pangash 180-220, ayr small 350 and big pada 700-800 rupees, tatkini 150, sarpunti 200, marine coral 400, rupachanda 600, silver carp 200, cultivation horn 350-400, kai 160-200, shoal 700-800 and desi magur are being sold at Rs. 650 per kg.
Although the price of dry goods remained unchanged, seller Karim Mia said that the dry goods available in the market were bought earlier. Many dry crops of Sylhet-Sunamganj farmers have been destroyed in the floods. Many dried buckets of dried fish have been washed away. So the price of dry goods will also increase.
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