rice price hike

Battling to bear high living cost

Over the last few months, Rupali Akter, the breadwinner of a five-member family in Savar's industrial belt, had to buy some of the essentials on credit from nearby groceries. ...

January 7, 2018
January 7, 2018

Food stock rises

The government's food stock saw a rise this year compared to the same period last year. This was mainly due to a significant

October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017

Battling to bear high living cost

Over the last few months, Rupali Akter, the breadwinner of a five-member family in Savar's industrial belt, had to buy some of the essentials on credit from nearby groceries. ...

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Rice traders asked to get licence by October 30

Food officials have not been properly monitoring the market for long, allowing a section of unscrupulous traders to do business of essentials like rice and wheat without having licence and hoard...

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Dealers go rogue with OMS rice

At a time when consumers are hit hard by high prices of rice, a section of government-appointed dealers allegedly sold rice, meant for Open Market Sale programme, in the market.

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Govt wasn't alert to depleting stock

Following a blame game over volatility in the rice market, the government and rice traders reached some decisions yesterday to help

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

Govt plans OMS for grassroots

With no let-up in the spiraling rice price, the government has planned to expand Open Market Sale of subsidised foodgrains to the upazilas across the country.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Soaring Price of Rice: Govt intervenes to stabilise market

With rice prices soaring across the country, the government yesterday made a rather delayed intervention in the form of distribution of

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Cheaper Atap or pricey Shiddho?

Tofayel Alam has been facing economic hardship with the rice price skyrocketing these days.

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Govt to further slash duty on rice import

In a desperate bid to stabilise rice price, the government has decided to further reduce the duty on import of the staple and strike a deal with Thailand to buy rice.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Rice price to be declined by Tk 6 per kg: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed tells the parliament that rice price will be declined by Tk 6 per kilogramme as the import duty on it has been reduced.