The closure of onion imports from India has led to a significant increase in the local onion prices in Hili, Dinajpur. Within a week, the price of onions has risen by Tk 30 per kg. Additionally, the prices of green chili and ginger have also experienced notable increases. Ginger, in particular, has seen a significant surge in price, with a Tk 180 increase per kg within a week. During a visit to the market in Hili, a media correspondent discovered that ginger was being sold at Tk 280 per kg, compared to Tk 90-100 the previous week.
Onions were being sold at Tk 75 per kg, whereas they were priced at Tk 45 per kg the week before. Green chili prices have also risen to Tk 120, up from Tk 90-100 a week ago. Traders at Hili Bazar explained that the approaching Eid-ul-Azha festival has increased the demand for ginger, leading to the sudden price hike of Tk 180 per kg. Concerns were raised by individuals who stated that the current price of ginger has become unaffordable for the common people, calling for price limits and regulations to be implemented.