Police Nari Kalyan Samity (Punak), an association for welfare of the female members of police families, is going to sell onions at Tk 45 per kg for the next seven days starting today -- with an aim to provide port city dwellers some respite from exorbitant prices of onion.
Onions are going to be sold on the premises of five police stations in the city for next seven days, said police officials.
Confirming the initiative, CMP Commissioner Mahbubor Rahman told The Daily Star, “Punak has taken an initiative to sell onions at Tk 45 per kg and sales points will be at five police stations -- Kotwali, EPZ, Khulshi, Chandgaon and Pathartali.”
“Daily one tonne of onions will be sold under each police station, and law enforcers are assisting the initiative taken by Punak,” he added. Asking about the sources of onions, the CMP boss said onions were bought from the markets and will be sold at subsidised price.