With the increase in supply, the price of vegetables has started to decrease in the market of the capital Dhaka. In the last one week, the prices of some vegetables including cauliflower and cabbage have decreased by Tk 10-20. Again due to the blockade, the wholesalers are facing obstacles in sending vegetables. This has reduced the price of vegetables at the production site. These pictures were seen in Moghbazar, Segunbagicha, Palashi and Hatirpool markets of the capital.
President of Bangladesh Raw Materials Association. Imran Master said, new winter vegetables have started coming in the market. The price is coming down. He said that there is no possibility of increasing the price of vegetables if there is no major weather related problem.
A visit to the capital’s Moghbazar, Segunbagicha, Palashi and Hatirpool markets shows that a week ago, a kg of brinjal was Tk 100 according to standards. Now a kg of brinjal is Tk 70-90. Apart from this, the price of beans has reduced from 120 to 100 taka, each piece of cauliflower from 60 to 70 taka is 40-50 taka, bitter gourd from 80-90 taka, dhundul, jinge and kachumukhi are now being sold at 60-70 taka. Apart from this, radish is being sold at Tk 50 per kg and papaya at Tk 30-40 per kg. A kg of chili has reduced from Tk 200-250 to Tk 150-200.
The prices of several vegetables like tomato, carrot and cabbage are still high in the market. A kg of these vegetables is around 100 rupees. Imported potatoes entered the country 4-5 days ago. In this, the price of desi potato has decreased by 10 rupees per kg. Potatoes are being sold at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg.
Farmers are still getting good prices for some vegetables due to early harvesting. Shariful Islam, farmer of Rangpur Mithapukur, said, ‘I have already sold some beans for Tk 90 per kg. Last year, I sold two lakh rupees worth of beans on one acre of land. I am expecting to sell like three lakh this time.’
Sirajul Islam, deputy director of the Thakurgaon office of the Directorate of Agricultural Extension, said that the wholesalers of the district are not able to send vegetables outside due to political programs. Because of this, the price of vegetables has fallen.