TCB to sell rice for the first time
For the first time, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will sell rice at subsidised price along with oil, sugar and lentils to one crore family cardholders from the next month, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today said.
Each of the card holders will be able to buy five kilogrammes rice, the minister said while inaugurating the sale of TCB products for the cardholders across the country for June at Dhaka's Tejgaon area.
"We will distribute oil, sugar, lentil and gram and dates through the TCB during Ramadan at affordable prices to one crore families every month. It has been decided to give five kgs of rice at subsidised rate against each card from the next month," he said.
Besides, the price of soybean oil has been reduced by Tk 10 per liter in the country due to the reduction in the price of oil in the international market, he said adding, it will also benefit the TCB cardholders.
Munshi said due to the global situation, the price of essential goods in the country has increased. Still, efforts are on to control prices in local market, he said.