Prices of all kinds of vegetables, including tomatoes and carrots, have gone up in most of the capital's markets ahead of the 14-day strict lockdown after Eid-ul-Azha. Fish have become quite dearer as well.
According to information received from various markets in the capital's Mirpur, Mohakhali and Farmgate on Friday, carrots are being sold at Tk 150 to Tk 170 per kg, which was between Tk 100 to Tk 110 before Eid.
Tomatoes are being sold at Tk 150 to 160 per kg, which was between Tk 100 to 120 a few days ago. Eggplant is being sold at Tk 60-70 per kg, squash at Tk 60-70 per kg and barbati at Tk 60-70 per kg.
A buyer at Mirpur-12 said that the prices of all kinds of vegetables are high in the market. Carrots and tomatoe prices have risen abnormally. The sellers are asking for Tk 170 per kg for carrots and Tk 150 per kg for tomatoes. The price of cucumber is Tk 70 per kg. Raw chilli of 250g is being sold at Tk 30 to 35, which was sold at Tk 15 to 20 before Eid.
After Eid, the prices of fish have unusually gone up by slight margin despite availability of fresh beef after the Eid. Tilapia fish is being sold at Tk 150 to 160 per kg, Rui fish at Tk 240 to 320 per kg, Mrigel fish at Tk 220 to 260 per kg, Pabda fish at 400 to 500 per kg and Rupchanda fish Tk 700 to 850 per Kg.
Meanwhile, the prices of grocery items have remained almost the same as before Eid.
All types of shops have been closed during the lockdown, except the ones with daily necessities. They have been instructed to remain open from morning till 3 pm everyday.