Vegetable prices up as flood continues 

Vegetable prices up as flood continues 


Published: 11:46 7 August 2020  

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Prices of vegetables are on the rise as some parts of the country have been inundated due to incessant monsoon rain and rising floodwater that still continuing for more than a month resulting in damaging vast farmland.

In the retail market of the capital, consumers have to pay tk 30 to 40 more than previous month in per kilogram of vegetables for buying. However, the price of hilsa has come down due to high supply in the market. 

It has been found by visiting Chayed Ali Bazar adjacent to Bashundhara Gate in the capital, Rampura, Malibagh, Khilgaon, Shantinagar, Segun Bagicha, New Market and Palashi Bazar on Friday.  

Vendors in these markets said that supply to the capital's wholesale and retail markets has declined from the farmer level due to prolonged floods and rains. For this reason, all kinds of vegetables are being sold at high prices in the market.

On this day, Borboti is being sold at Tk 40-50 a kg, Chichinga at TK 50-60, Kachur lati at Tk 60-65, Patol at TK 40-45 per kg. Eggplant is being sold at Tk 70-90 per kg, an increase by Tk 25-35 from a week ago while Kakrol priced at TK 60. Besides, Kochur Mukhi is being sold at Tk 70-75 per kg, Carrot at Tk 80-90, Jhinga at TK 50-60, tomato at TK 100-120 per kg. 

Regarding the matter of rising prices Md. Alamgir, Rampura market vegetable seller, said that vegetables were being wasted due to floods and rains in different parts of the country. So the supply to the capital has decreased and the vegetables that are coming have to be bought at a higher price from the farmer level. Therefore, the price of vegetables has increased in the wholesale and retail markets of the capital. However, despite the increase in the price of vegetables, the price has come down due for hilsa due to the increase in the supply. 

On this day, it has been reported that hilsa weighing one kg is being sold at Tk 850-900, weighing 750-800 gram sold at Tk 650-750 while the hilsa weighing half a kg sold at Tk 400-450.