Potato prices start to come down ...

Dhaka, Sunday   29 November 2020

Potato prices start to come down 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:49 PM, 23 October 2020   Updated: 07:30 PM, 23 October 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Potato prices, which suddenly gone up, have started to come down just three days after the government reset the rates across the country including the capital  as the potatoes are being sold  at Tk 30-35 per kg in the retail market and Tk 40-45 per kg at the wholesale level today. 

After visiting the several kitchen markets in the capital today it has been found that the potato prices decreased at tk 8-10 per kg than before. 

According to market concerned (specially wholesalers), the prices of potatoes suddenly doubled to tk 60 at the beginning of the month due to supply scarcity. Later, the government has fixed the price of potato at Tk 30 per kg in the retail market to control the price of potatoes.

Last Tuesday, the government reshuffled the retail price of potatoes at tk 35. Since then, the supply of potatoes in the market has been increasing and the prices have been coming down.

It is reported on Friday that almost all the markets including Mirpur, Uttara and Karwan Bazar have adequate supply of potatoes. Buyers are also relatively satisfied to purchase potatoes.

A customer in the capital's Mirpur-1 kitchen market who came to buy vegetables said that he has been in sorrow for the past few days as he must pay tk 60 for per kg for buying potato. But today I am quite happy as I can get a kg potato just for tk 45. 

In a query of the reduction in potato prices, Rocky, a retailer in Kawran Bazar, said, "If market monitoring is done properly, potatoes can come down to Tk 35 in a month."