Despite the market’s accessibility to winter vegetables, the price of a variety of goods, including poultry and vegetables has gone up in the past week. However, the cost of rice has marginally decreased. This week, the cost of rice has somewhat fallen in the capital’s kitchen markets. The cost of a kilogram of Atash, Nazirshail, and Aman rice has fallen by Tk3 to Tk4. Vendors claim that due to a shortage, the price of “polao” rice has increased by up to Tk15 per kg.
In the kitchen markets, the price of various vegetables has largely remained high. Flat beans and tomatoes are priced at Tk50-Tk60 per kg, water pumpkins at Tk50-Tk65 per piece, bottle gourds range in price from Tk80-Tk100 depending on size, and pumpkin is priced at Tk40-Tk50 per kilogram. In addition, bitter gourd costs Tk120 per kg, stolons taro cost Tk80, long beans cost Tk100, sponge gourd cost Tk60-Tk70, cucumber cost Tk50-Tk60, long and round eggplant cost Tk50-Tk70, snake gourd cost Tk60-Tk65, pointed gourd cost Tk60-Tk70, ladies finger cost Tk55-Tk60, papaya cost Tk.
This week, the cost of green chilies has also gone up by Tk 20 to Tk 30 per kilogram. Compared to the previous week, when green chilies cost Tk80-Tk100, they now cost Tk120-Tk130 on Friday. Daily essentials are getting more and more expensive. Ramadan is Coming up. If action is not taken today to reduce prices, future access to basic needs will be out of reach for most people.
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