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Vegetable, fish prices soar in city markets

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Vegetable, fish prices soar in city markets

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Prices of most of the vegetables and fishes increased in the kitchen markets of the capital on Friday, causing financial constraints to the low-income people.

People have been feeling the pinch of price hike of the commodities since the last several months. Many people have reduced consumption of foods due to price hike amid the coronavirus situation in the country.

Most of the vegetables are selling at higher prices as supply of summer vegetables has shrunk due to heavy rainfall across the country.

While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market it was seen that price of carrot was Tk 130 per kg while it was Tk 80-100 per kg a week earlier and tomato was Tk 100-120 per kg while it was Tk 80 per kg a week earlier.

Brinjal was selling at Tk 60-70 per kg while it was 50-60 per kg a week earlier, ribbed guard was Tk 60-70 per kg while it was Tk 40-50 a week earlier, bitter guard was Tk 60-70 per kg while it was Tk 40-50 a week earlier, Snake guard was Tk 60 per kg while it was TK 40 a week earlier and Yardlong bean was Tk80 while it was Tk 60 per kg a week earlier.

Price of okra was TK 40-50 per kg, pointed guard Tk 40-50 green papaya Tk 40-50 per kg. The prices of the produces were same in the last week.

Ginger was selling at Tk 160-180 per kg, local ginger at Tk 120-130, onion at Tk 50 per kg and imported onion at Tk 40-45 per kg. The prices were same in the last week.

Price of farmed Telapia fish was Tk 150-160 per kg while it was Tk 120-130 per kg a week earlier. Ruhi was selling at Tk 250-300 per kg while it was Tk 200-250 per kg a week earlier, Mrigel was Tk 200-220 per kg while it was TK 160-180 a week earlier.

Shrimp was selling at Tk600-100 per kg while Pabda was Tk 400-500 per kg. Prices of the   vegetables were same in the previous week.

Some fish traders said that prices of fish has increased as supply was not adequate.