Sheikh Hasina’s government has decided to import potatoes from India to control skyrocketing prices It has been decided to import potatoes from India An import duty of $140 per metric ton has been levied
Malda, November 3: The eyes are already red due to onion grating, eyes are watering due to the price of potatoes in Bangladesh Now potato is selling in Bangladesh market at 60-65 taka per kilo Sheikh Hasina’s government has decided to import potatoes from India to control skyrocketing prices Potatoes from this country have started going to Bangladesh through Hili in South Dinajpur and Mahdipur in Malda from Thursday At the end of the season, the potato farmers of Bengal can see the face of profit Indian exporters think so
The government of Bangladesh is worried about the fire price of potatoes in the domestic market Sheikh Hasina’s government released a circular on Wednesday and informed that a decision has been taken to import potatoes from India to control the situation. The notification also informed Initially 20 thousand metric tons of potatoes will be imported from India to Bangladesh An import duty of $140 per metric tonne has been levied for it From Wednesday, Bangladeshi importers started potato trade agreements with Indian exporters. From Thursday, potatoes started going to Bangladesh through the two land trade ports of Malda and South Dinajpur. On the first day, 150 metric tons of potatoes went to neighboring countries through Hili border and 110 metric tons through Mahdipur border.
Rajesh Aggarwal, spokesperson of Hili trade association said, “There is a huge demand for potatoes in Bangladesh at the moment. The government has issued letters of credit (LC) for potatoes. LC is being offered at $140 to $150 per metric ton depending on the quality of the potatoes. By the end of the year, potatoes are in high demand in Bangladesh. It was not understood before. As a result, the businessmen of both countries will benefit.”
Meanwhile, State Secretary of West Bengal Exporters Coordination Committee, Ujjal Saha said, “New potatoes will be in the market after a few days. At that time, the government of Bangladesh has decided to import potatoes from our country due to the potato crisis in neighboring countries. This will benefit farmers as well as traders. They will get a higher price than the potatoes they have stored in the freezer. This decision of the Bangladesh government will increase their income.”