RAJSHAHI: Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has started selling essentials in open markets in the city and all eight districts under Rajshahi division for keeping the essentials’ prices stable ahead of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, reports BSS.
The state-run trading organization started the selling at five important city points- Shaheb Bazar Zero Point, Bhadra crossing, Railway Gate crossing, Nawdapara crossing and Luxmipur Crossing-using five trucks on Tuesday like other parts in the country.Besides, 78 dealers in Rajshahi city and 308 others in eight districts have started selling the essential commodities among the public in general. Large number of people was seen purchasing goods from the trucks standing on long queue.
Talking to the agency here on Wednesday, Abdus Salam, who came for buying TCB goods at Railway Gate area, terms the government initiative as good. This step will benefit many low-income group people. The dealers are selling sugar at Taka 47 per kg, edible oil at Taka 85 per liter and lentil at Taka 44 per kg.
Talking to the agency, Protap Kumar, TCB Regional Officer, said that they have started selling different types of consumer goods including lentil, edible oil and sugar at fixed prices through the appointed dealers in the district including 78 in the city. Grams and dates will be brought under selling activities from before five days of the holy month of Ramadan. He said 1,400 kilograms of consumer goods including 500 kilograms of sugar and edible oil each and 400 kilograms of have been allocated for selling every day excepting Friday and Saturday.
The City Corporation and respective district administration will continue regular monitoring side by side with the TCB authorities to prevent any sort of irregularity and mismanagement in selling goods. Protap Kumar says 386 dealers were appointed for selling goods in the division. Of them, 26 for each of the district headquarters and 78 for the city corporation areas were appointed.