TCB starts selling essential items to 1cr families...

TCB starts selling essential items to 1cr families

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:00 AM, 22 June 2022  

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State-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) on Wednesday started selling four essential items at subsidised prices to one crore low-income families ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. 

However, this time the TCB cardholders will be able to buy products from the dealer's shop or from the designated permanent establishment; not from trucks as before, TCB said in a press release on Tuesday afternoon.  

According to the release, a customer will be able to buy one kilogram of sugar at Tk55, two kilograms of lentils at Tk65 per kilogram and two litres of soybean oil at Tk110 per litre.

Though sales started on Wednesday morning across the country, products will be sold in Madaripur, Shariatpur, Gopalganj and Munshiganj from June 26. Sales in Sylhet have been suspended for the time being due to floods. The sale date will be announced later depending on the flood situation in Sylhet.