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Staff Correspondent
In the wake of adequate supply, vegetable prices have dropped in the capital’s different kitchen markets.
While visiting the city’s wholesale market Karwan Bazar on Friday this correspondent found winter vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, bean and radish arriving in the markets from different places of the country. And their prices were reasonable as supply was sufficient.
In the market, price of bean was sold at Tk 30-35 per kg. It was Tk. 100 a couple of weeks ago.
Traders said every five kg of beans were being sold for Tk. 135-140. The supply of bean has increased in the market, resulting in a fall in its price.
Owing to adequate supplies, as in the last few weeks, eggplants, carrots, cauliflowers, cabbages, red spinach and other vegetables are being sold at the previous week’s prices.
During the visit to different kitchen markets in the capital it was found that per kg of tomato was being sold at Tk 70, potato Tk 22 to 25, radish Tk 25, carrot Tk 80, green chili Tk 30, cucumber Tk 30, per piece of cauliflower Tk 20-25, cabbage Tk 20-25, red amaranth bundle Tk 8, spinach bundle Tk 10 and radish spinach bundle Tk 10.
Moreover, eggplants were selling for Tk 20-25 a kg, papaya Tk 12-15, parwal Tk 20 and each piece of bottle gourd for Tk 30-40 yesterday.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling at Tk 120-140 a kg. Locally bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 per kg.
The prices of fish remained high over the week. Rohu fish was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg, katla Tk 200- 300, tilapia Tk 120- 180.
The prices of Hilsa fish has increased compared to last week. A medium-sized hilsa was sold at Tk. 500–800. It was Tk 480-550 last week. According to traders, the prices of Hilsa will increase further in the next few weeks.
Besides, prices of beef and mutton remained unchanged. Beef was selling at Tk 480- 500 per kg and mutton at Tk 700- 750 in the market.
Md Sohel, a wholesaler of Karwan Bazar said, it is because the supply of fresh vegetables have marked sharp rise this week that we are being able to provide the consumers with fresh vegetables at low prices.
Hakim Shikder, a fish sealer of the market said, the price of the Hilsha fish went up compared to last week. It will increase in the next week due to decrease of water level in the river.