In Barisal, the prices of vegetables have decreased slightly, but the prices of chicken, ginger, sugar and flour have increased. Despite the drop in fuel prices, high prices of other daily commodities remain unchanged. This image was seen on Saturday (September 3) morning after visiting some markets in the city.
A visit to Portroad vegetable market in the city shows that the prices of different types of vegetables have decreased by Tk 5-10 per kg in a week. Cauliflower 60 taka per kg, Cabbage 50, Patal 30, Kankrol 50, Chichinga 40, Jinge 40, Barbati 50, Bitter gourd 50, Beans 200, Papaya 30 taka, Tomato 140 taka, Green pepper 40-50 taka, Radish 40 taka, Cucumber 50 Tk., carrots are being sold at Tk. 150, brinjal at Tk. 60 and coriander at Tk. 120-140 per kg.
On the other hand, after the increase in fuel oil prices a month ago, the prices of almost all kinds of products increased on the pretext of increasing transportation costs. Fuel oil prices were reduced five days ago. However, almost all types of products are being sold at the same price that was sold a week ago.
In the market, desi onion is selling at Tk 45 per kg, Indian onion at Tk 35, potato at Tk 26-27 per kg, local garlic at Tk 80, Chinese garlic at Tk 120, coarse lentil at Tk 100 and small lentil at Tk 130.
Domestic and Chinese ginger has increased by Tk 5-10 per kg in the market. Domestic ginger has increased by 5 taka to 85 taka, Chinese ginger has increased by 10 taka and is being sold at 130 taka per kg. A packet of flour is selling at 60 taka, a packet of flour has increased by 10 taka to 80 taka, open sugar has increased by 2 taka to 88 taka and a packet of sugar has increased by 5 taka to 90 taka.
Edible oil prices remain unchanged in the market. A liter of bottled soybean oil is being sold at Tk 192 per liter.
There was no change in the price of rice in the market. High prices of all types of rice remain unchanged. Small miniket rice is selling at Tk 72-75 per kg in the retail market. And good quality BR-28 rice is being sold at Tk 58-60 per kg.
The price of golden chicken has increased by Tk 10 per kg. Golden chickens are being sold at Tk 280 per kg, broiler at Tk 160 and cock or layer at Tk 270. Eggs are being sold at 38-40 rupees per farm. Beef is being sold at Tk 700 per kg. And Khasi meat is being sold at Tk 900 per kg.
In the market, a kg of medium-sized hilsa is Tk 1,400 to Tk 1,500. Per kg tilapia 200-220 taka, pangas 200-220 taka, kai fish 320 taka, medium size shoal 700-800 taka, farm horn 500-600 taka, roe and katal 450-500 taka and small size shrimp 950-1 thousand 50 Taka, the river is being sold at the rate of 700 Taka per kg.
To come to the city’s Portroad market to shop. A buyer named Shahin said that the price only increases at the speed of the storm due to various excuses in the country. A big price increase shows no sign of going down.
Habibur Rahman, the owner of Zayat Store, a retail grocer in the city’s Portroad Bazaar, told Jago News that the customers are coming to the store to bargain while buying daily goods because the price of fuel oil has fallen. But a month ago diesel and kerosene increased by Rs 34 per litre. Five days ago, per liter decreased by only five rupees. There was no impact at the wholesale level, including transport costs.