State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh will start selling sugar from today to the family card holders for Tk 70 a kg, a rise by 16 percent or Tk 10 from the previous price.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder yesterday said ministers concerned should quit if they can’t break up syndicates controlling the economy and essentials’ market.
Within two weeks, the price of sugar increased by Tk 20 per kg at retail.
There are at least three laws and as many government bodies to protect the consumers from price manipulation, but it goes on unabated due to lax enforcement of the laws and a lack of coordination among the government organisations, say commodity experts.
Taking Tk 300 from her rickshaw-puller husband, Moni Begum went to Mirpur-11 kitchen market in the capital yesterday in the hope of buying some good food for her three children to eat on the first day of Ramadan.
The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) has said that there is no evidence of Sultan's Dine restaurant using the meat of other animals instead of mutton in their Kachchi biryani
But consumption of non-cereal, protein, vegetables continue rising
The Cabinet today cleared the draft of "Production, Storage, Transfer, Transportation, Supply, Distribution and Marketing of Food Products (Prevention of Prejudicial Activity) Act, 2023" keeping the provision of maximum lifetime imprisonment in the proposed law
The United Nations food agency's world price index fell in March for a 12th consecutive month, and is now down 20.5% from a record high hit one year ago following Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun says
MA Khair Chowdhury passed the Segunbagicha kitchen market disappointed.
The price of broiler chicken has started falling at the retail level in Bangladesh as four major poultry companies are now selling the meat for a maximum of Tk 195 per kg directly from their farms
The country has achieved bumper Aman yield and it would not need to import rice if good yield of Boro paddy is achieved, said the minister
An author of the new study said researchers were not on a "crusade" against infant formula, which should remain an option for mothers who cannot or choose not to breastfeed
“Because of the cutting and polishing, rice loses its nutritional value and it is being done by importing machines spending crores of taka. The government will take steps soon to stop it.”
Refiners have called for lower import duties on sugar and sufficient gas supply in factories to keep the commodity’s price normal during the upcoming fasting month of Ramadan.