The prices of broiler chickens have come down in the markets of the capital during the week. On the contrary, the price of green chillies has gone up abnormally.
Green chillies are being sold at Tk 200 per kilogram (kg), which has increased almost four times. However, the prices of almost all types of vegetables have remained unchanged.
On Friday visiting a good number of kitchen markets in the capital, it was found that, with broiler chickens being sold at Tk 125 to Tk 130 per kg, down from Tk 140 to Tk 145 last week.
Although the prices of broiler chickens have come down, the prices of Pakistani cock or golden chickens and red layer chickens have remained unchanged. As before, layer chicken is being sold at Tk 230 to Tk 240 per kg. And sonali chicken is being sold at Tk 200 to Tk 230 per kg.
With this, the prices of beef and mutton remain unchanged. Beef is being sold at Tk 560 to Tk 600 per kg. Mutton is being sold at Tk 800 to Tk 950 per kg.
Meanwhile, the price of green chilli, which was sold at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg last week, has gone up by Tk 200 to Tk 220 per kg.
Ibrahim, a trader in Rampura Bazar, said that the rains had caused severe damage to the chilli fields. Many pepper plants have rotted in the water. This is the only reason for the increase in the price of pepper. If this trend of rains continues, the price of chilli will go up further, he said.
Turning to the vegetable market, it was found that carrots and tomatoes are still being sold at the highest prices as before. Based on quality carrots are being sold at Tk 80 to Tk 110 per kg. And tomatoes are being sold at Tk 100 to Tk 120 per kg.
Besides, sponge gourd is being sold at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg, bitter gourd is at Tk 40 to Tk 60 per kg, snake gourd at Tk 30 to Tk 40 per kg, parwal at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg, papaya at Tk 25 to Tk 30 per kg and a kg of potato is available at Tk 30 to Tk 40, string bean is available at Tk 70 to Tk 80 per kg.
A vegetable trader Khaled at Rampura Bazar said the demand for vegetables was very low after Eid-ul-Adha. The demand for vegetables has increased over the last few days. Despite the increase in demand, the price of vegetables has not increased anew. All kinds of vegetables are being sold at the previous prices.
At the fish market, it was found that a kg of Rui fish is being sold for Tk 280 to Tk 360, tilapia is Tk 160 to Tk 180, pabda is Tk 450 to Tk 600 per kg and pangash is being sold at Tk 120 to Tk 180.