No reason for onion price hike: ministry

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:00, Jan 07,2020


The commerce ministry on Monday said that the supply of local and imported onions in the country’s market was normal and there was no justified reason for increasing the price of onion.

‘There is a sufficient amount of onions available in the market. The locally produced onion has already hit the market while onion has already been imported and is being imported from various countries as per demand,’ said a press release of the commerce ministry.

The release said that imported onion was entering the country every day and the government was providing all necessary support to  the importers for importing onion.

It said that a sufficient quantity of local and imported onion was in stock in every kitchen market and the government had decided to strengthen drives in kitchen markets across the country to keep the price of essentials, including onion and edible oil, stable.

The district administrations concerned will also step up such drives.

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