On the pretext of rain, the price of vegetables has gone up, the price has not decreased even in raw chillies

The price of vegetables in the market has been rising for quite some time. In that, the continuous rain of several days has come as a ‘wound on the neck’. The price of vegetables has been increased on the pretext of rain. Most of the vegetables are being bought in the market at Tk 80 to Tk 100 per kg, which is Tk 10-20 higher than last week. The price of some vegetables has gone up by more than 100 per kg.

There is no sign of relief during the week in the price of green chillies. The price of raw chili is fluctuating abnormally. The price of this product touched 300 rupees two weeks ago. But last week that price fell slightly but now it is rising again. In this case too, the excuse of rain is coming forward. On Friday, raw chillies were sold at Tk 240 to Tk 280 per kg in Manved market. Which was within 200 rupees a few days ago.

This picture was seen on Friday (July 5) while visiting Rampura, Shantinagar and Segunbagicha markets in the capital.

On the pretext of rain, the price of vegetables has gone up, the price has not decreased even in raw chillies

Along with vegetables, onion is in the race to increase the price again. More than 100 years, domestic onions are being sold at Tk 100 to Tk 110 per kg. Apart from this, desi hybrid varieties of onions are being sold at Tk 90 to 100 per kg. Onion prices have increased by more than 10 rupees per kg compared to last week.

Traders have cited continuous rain as the reason behind the increase in the price of vegetables. They say that the areas from which most of the vegetables come are receiving continuous rain for days. It has disrupted the production of vegetables. Due to the rain, the water has accumulated and the vegetables are about to spoil. Due to which the supply of vegetables has decreased and the price has increased.

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However, buyers consider these arguments of traders as excuses. A shopper named Yasin Ali in Segunbagicha market told Jago News that whether it is raining, hot or cold, the price of everything in this country only increases. Sometimes the price of something does not decrease in the market even if it is produced well.

He said that vegetables like tomatoes have to be bought at the rate of Tk 200 per kg. Potatoes are asking 70 Taka, Barbati, Usta Korla are asking 120 Taka per kg. This is like the tip of a mug. It is becoming unaffordable for many middle class people like me to buy and eat vegetables at such high prices.

Among the vegetables, the prices have gone up the most in cabbage, carrot, brinjal, kachurmukhi and bitter gourd. Barab is being sold at Tk 100 to 120 per kg, kachurmukhi, brinjal and bitter gourd at Tk 80 to Tk 120 per kg. The price of these vegetables has increased by 20 rupees per kg within a week.

On the pretext of rain, the price of vegetables has gone up, the price has not decreased even in raw chillies

Apart from this, the retail traders are selling Kakroll at 80 to 100 kg, Patal and Dhyandash 60 to 70, Dhundul and Chichinga at 60 to 80 taka, raw papaya at 50 to 60 taka. Carrots are being sold at Tk 100 to Tk 150 and tomatoes at Tk 200 to Tk 220 per kg.

Meanwhile, continued volatility was seen in the potato market as well. This commodity is being sold at the rate of Tk 60 to 70 per kg. Last week potato was 60 to 65 rupees per kg. That is, the price has increased by about 5 rupees in a week.

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This price of potatoes is usually quite unusual for the buyer. During last year, potato was 30 to 35 taka per kg. As a result, the price of potatoes has doubled over the years.

The high priced egg market is also unchanged. As of last week, every dozen farm eggs are being sold at Tk 150 to Tk 160. However, the price of broiler chicken in the market is relatively stable. Broiler is being sold at Tk 170 to 180 per kg. Golden breed chicken is being bought for 320 to 340 taka per kg. A kg of beef was seen to be sold at 750 and 800 taka.

Besides, daily commodities like rice, dal, edible oil and sugar were seen to be sold at higher prices than before.