Onion to be sold at Tk 35 per kg by TCB

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State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will sell onion at Tk 35 per kilogramme from tomorrow, Monday, reports UNB.

TCB spokesman Humayun Kabir on Sunday said they had decided to reduce the price after observing the market situation.

“Each kg onion will be sold at Tk 35 from Monday from trucks until further announcement. We used to sell the imported bulb at Tk 45 in the capital to control its prices,” he said.

According to TCB market observation, each kg imported onion was being sold at Tk 60-120 and the local variety at Tk 90-110 on Sunday.

Onion prices started surging after India banned its export on 29 September for “improving domestic availability”.

The supply crunch pushed up the price of the common kitchen item by as much as 557.8 per cent year-on-year rise, according to the TCB.

The price started coming down in recent weeks after imported onion and the local varieties hit the market.

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