Prices of vegetables and chickens have declined because of ample supply against inadequate customers in the city markets amid the ongoing lockdown enforced to contain further spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Prices of broiler and sonali chickens declined. But prices of lentil, sugar, chickpea and onion are still high in the city markets.It was seen in Mohammadpur Krishi market that Broiler chicken was sold at Tk 130-140 per kg on Friday while the price was Tk 140-150 a week earlier and Tk 160 a month earlier.
Sonali chicken was sold at Tk 230-260 per kg while it was Tk 250-280 per kg a week earlier and Tk 340-350 a month earlier.
Sale of chicken marked fall as customers are not seen adequately in the markets amid the ongoing lockdown, said chicken trader Rafiqul.
Cauliflower was selling at Tk 40-50 per piece, brinjal was selling at Tk 40-60 per kg while its price increased to Tk 100 per kg in the first day of Ramadan, and cucumber price was Tk 30-40 per kg while it was Tk 50 a week earlier and Tk 80 in the first day of Ramadan.
Pointed guard was selling at Tk 30-40 per kg while it was Tk 40-50 a week earlier, Yardlong bean was selling at Tk 40-50 per kg while it was Tk 60-70 a week earlier, okra was at Tk 30-40 per kg while it was Tk 50-60 a week earlier, sponge guard was at Tk 40-50 per kg while it was Tk 60-80 a week earlier and guard was selling at Tk 60-70 per piece same as the previous week.
Drumstick price was Tk 90-100 per kg while it was Tk 70-80 a week earlier,price of tomato was Tk 25-30 per kg same as the previous week, newly coming spiny gourd was sold at Tk 80-90 per, arum was sold at Tk 70-80 per kg and green banana was sold at Tk 30-40 per four pieces.
Vegetable trader Akbar said they were not getting adequate customers against ample supply of vegetable
However, price of onion has increased to Tk 40 per kg while it was Tk 35 per kg a week earlier.