The government has imposed a ban on exporting brinjal, cucumber, green chili, lemon and coriander leaf ahead of the month of Ramadan, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed announced today.
The ban will remain effective till the end of the Ramadan from today, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting the minister.
Expressing his hopes about the reasonable prices of the daily essentials during Ramadan, the minister said, “Businessmen have assured me at a meeting with them that they would not increase the prices during the month of fasting.”
He also expressed his satisfaction over the present stock of commodities at Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).
The government will import onion from Myanmar and Turkey as India has suddenly increased its price, he said.
The minister mentioned that the draft of a law on formalin has already been sent to the commerce ministry from law ministry for its ratification.
“I have signed the draft act, which will be sent to the cabinet division today. A bill will be placed before the parliament during its current session,” he added.