The country has imported over 1,67,806 tonnes of onion since August at a cost of Tk 660 crore.
A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has sentenced two traders to six months’ imprisonment for selling OMS (Open Market Sale) onions illegally.
Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has scaled up sale of onions at Tk 45 per kilogramme at divisional and district levels throughout the country.
The first consignment of Egyptian onions will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow, a press release of the commerce ministry says.
BNP will stage demonstration across the country including Dhaka on Monday protesting the abnormal price spiral of onion and other daily essentials.
The first consignment of onion will arrive from Egypt on Tuesday, according to a commerce ministry official.
After all its mechanisms went in vain to cool down the overheated onion market, the government has decided to fly in onion from abroad next week in a bid to pull reins of the onion price.
Senior treasury and opposition bench lawmakers strongly criticise government for their failure to check the skyrocketed price of onion.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun in the parliament claims that the onion price has come under control at present.
Onion prices go beyond the capacity of general people as the prices of the essential cooking ingredient have already broken the previous records.