TCB’s August sale starts today
The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is set to start selling essential commodities at subsidised prices today for the month of August.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will formally inaugurate the operation at the west-side road of the Town Hall Market in the city's Mohammadpur.
Some 1 crore cardholder families would be able to buy subsidised lentil, edible
oil, and rice nationwide, said TCB spokesperson Humayun Kabir yesterday.
Beneficiaries will find these items at their designated areas or designated distributors in their respective areas.
Each cardholder is eligible to buy two litres of soybean oil, two kg of lentil, one kg of sugar, and five kg of rice.
The Directorate General of Food began selling subsidised rice last month, with each family purchasing a maximum of 5kg of rice.