Prices of winter vegetables at the capital’s kitchen markets have come down to a reasonable level marking significant fall over the last one week as the supply of the produces has witnessed a marked increase.
While visiting the city’s wholesale market Karwan Bazar on Friday this correspondent found early 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.
However, the newly harvested potato was being sold at high price.
Retailers at the markets opined that it would take 15 to 20 days more for the winter vegetables to dominate the market. Then consumers will be able to buy the various fresh vegetables at cheaper prices, they went on saying.
During the visit to different kitchen markets in the capital it was found that per kg of beans was being sold at Tk 35, tomato at Tk 70, potato Tk 22 to 25, radish Tk 30, carrot Tk 80, green chili Tk 40, cucumber Tk 30, per piece of cauliflower Tk 25, cabbage Tk 25, red amaranth bundle Tk 10, spinach bundle Tk 15 and radish spinach bundle Tk 10.
Moreover, eggplants were selling for Tk 30 a kg, papaya Tk 15, parwal Tk 25 and each piece of bottle gourd for Tk 40-50 yesterday.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling at Tk 140-150 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, Hilsha Tk 480- 550 per kg.
Besides, prices of beef and mutton remained high. Beef was selling at Tk 480- 500 per kg and mutton at Tk 700- 750 in the market.
Kamrul Shekhor, a vendor of the market said prices of some vegetables went up suddenly due to the recent strike across the country.
It was found that per kg of newly harvested potato was selling at Tk 120, local onion at Tk 36 per kg, imported Indian onion at Tk 32, and per kg of imported ginger was selling at Tk 150.
Rayhan Ahmed, a consumer from Maghbazar said, as the winter season is near, price of fresh vegetables are now lower than in other seasons.
Md Sumon, 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.