State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh on Sunday started selling essential commodities at subsidised rates in 62 districts across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as the prices of many of the commodities increased on the market amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The TCB would sell sugar, edible (soya bean) oil, and red lentil at 264 spots across the country and the open market sales would continue until July 28, spokesperson of the corporation Humayun Kabir told New Age.
It set the prices of soya bean oil at Tk 80 a litre, red lentil at Tk 50 a kilogram and sugar at Tk 50 a kg.
He said that the TCB started selling commodities at 40 spots in the Dhaka city and 10 spots in the Chattogram city.
In Rangpur and Mymensingh each, consumers would get TCB products at seven spots while the essentials would be sold at five spots each in the other divisional city.
The TCB in a release said that the corporation would sell its products at two spots in 52 district towns across the country.
The prices of the three products, those are being sold under the TCB operation, remained high on the market for the last few months.
The medium-quality red lentil was selling for Tk 90-100 a kg while the coarse variety was selling for Tk 70-80 a kg.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling for Tk 120 a kg.
Bottled soya bean oil (a one-litre container) was selling for Tk 110 while a five-litre container was selling for Tk 490-530 on the markets.
Refined sugar was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg while the locally produced variety was retailing at Tk 70 a kg.
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