Don’t create crises of essentials during Ramadan

Pay heed to PM’s call

Published : 17 Mar 2023 08:39 PM

While inaugurating 50 more model mosques across the country joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in capital Dhaka, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina termed food adulteration, stockpiling, black marketing and ill attempt of creating crises of the daily commodities ahead of the holy Ramadan very contemptible, calling upon all to remain cautious against those. The premier also calls upon all to stay alert as none can adulterate and stockpile food and create crises of daily essentials ahead of the Ramadan.

As the Ramadan is ahead, some unscrupulous businessmen are trying to increase the price of commodities. However, the government has taken every required measure so that people do not have to suffer during Ramadan. Earlier, the government directed deputy commissioners (DCs) to monitor markets strictly during upcoming Ramadan. They have also been instructed to take legal actions if any abnormal market situation is created in the country during Ramadan.

We hope the prices of 

commodities in the 

country will remain 

steady during Ramadan

Market monitoring continues at different levels of the government to ensure that prices and supplies of essential commodities remain stable during the fasting month. Besides, the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection will also have to take action against the market committees of the areas where instability of commodity prices will be seen during the holy month of Ramadan.

Importers have adequate stock of all essential commodities. So, if there is instability in any market, action should be taken against that market committee. 

The retailers, wholesale traders, and mill owners must pay heed to the prime minister’s call in order to keep the prices of commodities normal and ensure smooth supply of essentials during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan. Businesses should be done in a systematic way to keep the prices stable and normal. 

The mistrust issue of the common people towards the traders should be solved. The mill owners, wholesalers, retailers, and other market associations must assure that there will be no shortage of essential commodities including edible oil, sugar, pulses and dates in the market during Ramadan. We hope the prices of commodities in the country will remain steady during Ramadan.