TCB starts selling onion at Tk 25
Published: 13:35 9 May 2020 Updated: 13:43 9 May 2020
State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has started selling onion at Tk 25 per kg on Saturday as part of the government campaign to reach essentials to people at grassroots at reduced price amid COVID-19 pandemic and Ramadan.
Confirming the information, spokesman of TCB Humayun Kabir said that selling onion at Tk 25 per kg has begun from today. The campaign is going on through dealers at 505 spots across the country. Besides, other products of TCB are being sold in these spots.
Earlier on Thursday, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said, "We are able to control the price of daily commodities amid the ongoing coronavirus situation as we have taken measures in advance. TCB has been selling goods in trucks and through various dealers in about 500 spots. We have decided to sell onions from Saturday at Tk 25 per kg, which had been sold at Tk 35 per kg for so long."
TCB spokesman Humayun Kabir said the sale of Ramadan products has started from April 1. Initially, goods were being sold in 50 to 60 trucks in Dhaka. Increasingly, it now stands at 117. Of these, TCB products are being sold in 99 trucks in Dhaka city area and 18 trucks outside the city. And now goods are being sold in 500 trucks across the country.
According to TCB, sugar can be bought from the truck at Tk 50, lentil pulses at Tk 50 per kg and soybean oil at Tk 80 per liter. Besides, chickpea is being sold at Tk 60 and dates at Tk 120.
The campaign of TCB is scheduled to continue till May 20. In a press release issued on March 31, TCB said that the sale of goods through 350 trucks across the country will continue on the occasion of Ramadan. Of these, 50 will be in Dhaka, 16 in Chattogram, 10 in other divisional cities and four each in the district headquarters. Later, the number of TCB trucks has constantly increased.
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