The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has started sale of essential items at a subsidized rate among one crore families.
The sale programme was formally launched at an event organized by TCB at Lalmatia in the capital on Monday.
Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, senior secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office inaugurated the sale programme while Tapan Kanti Ghosh, senior secretary to the Commerce Ministry was present.
AHM Shafiquzzaman, director general (Additional Secretary), Directorate of National Consumers' Right Protection, Brigadier General Md. Ariful Hassan, chairman of TCB, Syed Hasan Nur Islam, councilor ward-32, Dhaka North City Corporation, Md. Rafiqul Islam, proprietor of Anu Enterprise, were,among others, present at the function.
The cardholder families will be able to buy one kg sugar at Tk 55, two kg lentils at Tk 65 per kg, two litres of soybean oil at Tk 110 a litre and two kg onions at Tk 20 per kg during the sales period.
Initially four items - lentil, sugar, soybean oil and onion -will be sold across the country including in the capital through the designated dealers of the TCB, said a press release.