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Govt fixes retail price of potato at Tk 35 per kg

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:34 PM, 20 October 2020  

Govt fixes retail price of potato at Tk 35 per kg

Govt fixes retail price of potato at Tk 35 per kg

The government on Tuesday fixed retail prices of potato at Tk 35 per kg after a meeting with businessmen and officials of Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA), said Mohammad Yusuf, director general of the Department of Agriculture Marketing. 

The present price will be effective from Wednesday, legal action will be taken if potatoes are sold at a higher price. 

Earlier, on October 7 it was fixed at Tk 30 per kg. The government also fixed the wholesale price of potato at Tk 25 per kg and Tk 23 per kg at the cold storage level. However, with the decision to increase the price, the wholesale price of potato will be at Tk 30 per kg and Tk 28 per kg at the cold storage level from now on.

Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzak hinted on Tuesday afternoon at the Secretariat that the price of potatoes will be increased. He said the retail price of per kg potato will be fixed at Tk30-35. At the same time, he expressed sorrow over the rise of potato prices at the retail level.

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