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First consignment of Indian onion expected to arrive in Bangladesh tonight

Update : 31 Mar 2024, 15:44

The first consignment of Indian onion is expected to arrive in Bangladesh by tonight and would be sold to the consumers at Taka 40 per kilogram (kg) at retail level, said State Minister for Commerce Ahsanul Islam Titu. 

"A total of 1650 out of 50,000 metric tons of onion will be imported through train in the first consignment and the sales of the imported onion will start within two days through the appointed dealers in Dhaka and Chattogram," Titu said. 

Titu said these at a press conference after a meeting with the stakeholders of the task force committee on prices of essential commodities held at the Ministry of Commerce today.

The state minister also said currently import of sugar from India is not needed as the essential item has a good supply in the local markets. 

Earlier, the commerce ministry initiated a move for importing 50,000 metric tons of onion and 20,000 metric tons of sugar through state level.

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