High commodity prices in the global market are often used as an excuse to justify price hikes in the domestic market, even if there is no direct correlation
MA Khair Chowdhury passed the Segunbagicha kitchen market, disappointed. "It's quite impossible to buy daily essentials from the market due to the high prices."
Beef at Tk 640 a kg, mutton Tk 940 a kg, dressed broiler Tk 340 a kg, milk Tk 80 a litre and egg Tk 10 a piece
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.
A councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation has allegedly hoarded two tonnes of rice from the government’s OMS programme, depriving at least 400 poor people.
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.
Four major chicken producers yesterday announced that they will sell broiler chicken for Tk 190-195 a kg at the gates of their farms during Ramadan.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has given directives to provide daily essentials at low prices to 1 crore needy families during the upcoming Ramadan.
The right to food or the daily basic necessities is incorporated as one of the judicially unjustifiable Fundamental Principles of State Policies in our Constitution.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi took heavy flak in the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday for his ministry’s failure to arrest the price hike of daily essentials, which has worsened the plight of limited-income people.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has taken the initiative to facilitate people's protein intake at a 'cheaper rate' and maintain the supply chain during the month of Ramadan