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  • Rice

    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

  • 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. With a monthly income of Tk 10,000 including overtime, the sewing operator at a garment factory is unable to pay for all the products she buys, as prices of essentials -- from rice to vegetables -- has been on the rise.

  • 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 them.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Rice

    Cheaper Atap or pricey Shiddho?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.