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Govt fixes prices of 29 essential commodities

Update : 15 Mar 2024, 20:56

The Department of Agriculture Marketing (DAM) on Friday has fixed reasonable prices of 29 essential agricultural products, including onion, broiler chicken, mutton, beef, and eggplant, at the retail, wholesale, producer and production levels, aiming to control the market during this Ramadan. 

A DAM notification, authorised by its Director General Md Masud Karim, revealed that concerned agencies of the government would work to ensure the sale of products at the newly fixed prices.

According to the new rates, the price of locally produced onion has been set at Tk65.40 per kg at the retail level, which is currently being sold at Tk90-100 in the capital's kitchen markets. 

Chickpeas will be sold at a maximum rate of Tk 93, the maximum retail price of beef has been fixed at Tk 665, which is now Tk 850 in the market.

Besides, the price of goat meat (khasi) has been fixed at Tk 1003 and that of cultured pangas at Tk 181 a kg.

Chickpea and kheshari prices have been set at Tk 93 a kg, finer lentil at Tk 130, coarse lentil at Tk 105.5, and mung beans at Tk 165 a kg.

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