The government allowed the import of potatoes to control the price in the market. Now prices in the wholesale market have started to come down. In the retail market, customers are getting potatoes for 50 to 55 taka.
The first import of potatoes from India started in the country on Thursday (November 2). After that, two thousand 700 tons of potatoes arrived in the country in five days. So far, the government has given permission to import 1 lakh 62 thousand tons of potatoes, the Ministry of Agriculture said.
On Tuesday (November 7), potatoes are being sold at Tk 50 to Tk 55 per kg. Which was 60 taka three days ago and 70 taka a kg a week ago when import was allowed.
Indian new potatoes are available in the country market, Tk. 240 per kg
Traders say that although the quantity of imported potatoes is less than the demand, the price has started to decrease in the country’s market. In addition, early potatoes from the northern region have started arriving in the market.
However, it has been found that the price of potato has decreased more in the wholesale market than in the retail market. However, the impact on the retail market is less.
Another 518 tons of potatoes came from India, prices are falling in the market
The price of desi potato in the wholesale market has decreased by Tk 15 per kg. On the other hand, the price of potatoes set by the government is Tk 35 to Tk 36 per kg in the retail market. But the retail market still has to pay Tk 20 more per kg. In some neighborhood shops, customers still have to buy potatoes at Tk 60 per kg.