People continue to feel the pinch of high price of vegetables and other commodities due to market manipulation by the middlemen.
Consumers, mostly low-income group, allege they have to pay more while buying vegetables and other essentials.
The broiler chicken was sold Tk 150 to Tk 160 per kilogram, increased by Tk 20 per kg in comparison to the price of last week.
Sonali chicken was sold at Tk 200-230 per kg and layer chicken at Tk 230-240 per kg which was same in the previous week.
“Farm owners have reduced the production of broiler as the price of broiler was lower in last few weeks. But, the price is going up again,” said Sazzad Hossain, a chicken trader at Mohammadpur market.
Price of potato has increased by Tk 5 per kg and was sold at TK 25 per kg while it was Tk 18-20 per kg a week earlier. Oprice was Tk 45-50 per kg which was same in the previous week. Traders at Mohammadpur Krishi market said, “Most of the potato are being released from cold storage and the potato hoarders have increased the price.”
While visiting vegetable part of Mohammadpur Krishi Market it was seen that cauliflower was sold at Tk 40-50 per piece, brinjal was selling at Tk 40-60 per kg, cucumber was sold at Tk 40-50 per kg and pointed guard was sold at Tk 40-50 per kg.
Yardlong bean was sold at Tk 60-70 per kg, carrot was sold at Tk 80-100 per kg, tomato was sold at TK 60-80 per kg, guar was sold at TK 60-70 per piece, arum-lobe at Tk 50-60, green papaya at Tk 40-50 per kg and bitter guard at Tk 70-80 per kg.
Vegetable trader Habib said price of most of the vegetable are being sold at prices which were same in the previous weeks.