Despite the fact that the kitchen showcases in the capital have seen the tremendous stock of both the imported and recently collected onions over the most recent couple of days, the costs of the cooking fixing is still excessively high.
Visiting various kitchen advertises in the city, the UNB reporter found the nearby assortment of onion being sold at Tk 220-250 for each kg while the imported one at Tk 100-180 at the retail showcase on Saturday.
As per the Ministry of Commerce, 4,159 tons of onion were imported through various ports on Thursday alone.
It likewise said the import will proceed until the stockpile of onion and its costs become typical.
A week ago, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi likewise said the onion cost will get steady inside the main seven day stretch of December when imported and neighborhood onions hit the market. “Immense imported onions are coming to business sectors. The onion will be accessible in showcase inside the following 10 days. Onion costs Tk 32 for every kg to arrive at the port. It’ll be sold at most extreme Tk 60 for each kg. In addition, nearby onion will hit the market during this time,” he had said.
Nonetheless, there is no impression of the colossal import and the priest’s remarks available as onions are as yet selling at more significant expenses.
Then, merchants guaranteed that the onion costs are step by step falling.
As indicated by state-possessed Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), imported onion was selling at Tk 90-210 for every kg while the nearby one at Tk 240-250 in the city kitchen markets.
Yusuf Ahmed, driver of a private firm official, said he got one kg of nearby onion for his boss at Tk 250 from Shantinagar Kitchen Market on Saturday.
Debashis Biswas, an inhabitant of old Dhaka, said he got one kg of Burmese onion at Tk 190 from a Bangshal shop.
He asserted that the legislature has totally neglected to control the onion advertise. “There’re colossal onions in stock yet brokers are not selling those in lower costs. How do the center and lower-salary individuals purchase onion if the costs are so high?”
Arafat Mia, a retailer at Najira Bazar of old Dhaka, said they need to purchase onion still at a lot more significant expenses from discount markets despite the fact that the costs to some degree descended contrasted with the most recent week.
“Today we purchased Chinese onion at Tk 70 kg while the Burmese one at Tk 150, and the recently gathered neighborhood assortment at Tk 180 from a discount advertise. We’re selling onion including a benefit of Tk 10-12 for every kg,” Arafat said.
He, be that as it may, said better quality nearby onion is selling at Tk 220 a kg.
Almas Hossain, a stockist at Shyambazar, said they were selling Chinese assortment of onion at Tk 65-70 for each kg while the Burmese one at Tk 120-180, Egyptian one at Tk 100-110 and recently gathered neighborhood assortment at Tk 150 and old nearby assortment at Tk 200 on Saturday.
Mohammad Hafiz Uddin, a shipper at the market, asserted that the onion costs are bit by bit falling. “It’ll additionally descend and the market will be steady inside one or one and a half months.”
Bolai Kumar Poddar, owner of Grameen Banijjaloy at Khatunganj of Chattogram which stocks onion, disclosed to UNB that they were selling Chinese onion at Tk 30-60 and Burmese one at Tk 140-155 a kg. “The onion cost is gradually falling. It’ll descend further,” he said.