Prices of most of the essential commodities, including fish and vegetables, were still high at the kitchen markets in the capital on Friday.
Low-income people have already been hit hard by indiscriminate price hike in the last one year.Experts opined that a section of unscrupulous businessmen are increasing the prices of the commodities due to lax monitoring by the authorities concerned.
Poor people in the urban and rural area have been hit hard by the price hikes, said agri economist Golam Hafiz Kennedy.
While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market it was seen that price of carrot was Tk 130 per kg and tomato was Tk 100-120 per kg.
Brinjal was selling at Tk 60-70 per kg, ribbed guard was Tk 60-70 per kg , bitter guard was Tk 60-70 per kg, snake guard was Tk 60 per kg and yardlong bean was Tk80.
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.
Onion was 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. Ruhi was selling at Tk 250-300 per kg, Mrigel was Tk 200-220 per kg.
Shrimp was selling at Tk600-100 per kg Pabda was Tk 400-500 per kg. Some fish traders said that prices of fish have increased as supply was not adequate.