Bangladesh starts importing green chilli from India
Local traders started importing green chilli from India thanks to the permission given by the commerce ministry to cool down the skyrocketing prices of the widely used spice in Bangladesh.
Green chilli is now selling at over Tk 200 a kilogramme in different markets across Bangladesh amid sudden supply shortage.
Today, local company JK Enterprise imported two trucks of green chilli from India through Bhumra Land Port, according to a statement from the commerce ministry.
Some 12 green chilli laden trucks are now waiting to enter Bangladesh from India through different land ports, the statement also added.
Moreover, three importing companies are bringing in some 650 tonnes of green chilli from India through Sonamasjid Land Port, according to the statement.
Of it, BH Trading and Company will import 150 tonnes, Golden Enterprise 200 tonnes and Sazzad Enterprises 300 tonnes and these are expected to reach Bangladesh by tomorrow, the statement also read.
Traders and farmers said production of green chilli has fallen to some extent because of little rainfall in the chilli growing districts like northern and southern parts of the country.