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Essentials at lower prices in Ramadan

Published : 22 Mar 2023 02:43 AM | Updated : 22 Mar 2023 01:47 PM

The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock will sell essentials including meat, eggs, and milk at lower prices at 20 places in the capital from Thursday during the holy  month of Ramadan.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim will launch the sale of the items -- beef, mutton, dressed broiler chicken, milk, and eggs -- formally at a function in Dhaka on Thursday (March23). The sale will continue till the 28th of Ramadan.

Beef  will be sold at Tk 640. Mutton at Tk 940, dressed broiler chicken at Tk 340, milk at Tk 80 per liter and eggs will be sold at Tk10 per piece, says a press release. 

In order to keep the supply and price of meat, milk and eggs stable during the Ramadan, the Department of Livestock will implement mobile sales programme , along with traders, producers and all those connected with the supply chain.

Public Relations Officer of the ministry Md Iftekhar Hossain said that the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock had taken this initiative to facilitate people’s intake of protein at ‘low price’ during fasting and to maintain the supply chain. The matter was discussed in a meeting held on March 19.

The commodities will be sold at Abdul Ghani Road, Khamarbari, Mohammadpur's Japan Garden City, Mirpur Sixty Feet Road, Azimpur Matrisadan, Old Dhaka’s Nayabazar, Arambagh, Mirpur’s Kalshi, Khilgaon Railgate, Nakhalpara’s Lucas Mor, Segunbagicha Bazar, Mohammadpur’s Basila, Uttara’s Diabari, Jatrabari, Gabtali, Hazaribagh, KarailBasti of Banani, Kamrangirchar and Rampura.

Moreover, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will sell five products at subsidised prices to one crore families across the country twice during the month of Ramadan to provide affordable access to these items.

In previous years, the TCB used to sell these products once during Ramadan. But the corporation has decided to extend this service this time in view of high inflation and commodity price hikes.

Under this facility, one crore TCB cardholders will be able to buy sugar for Tk60 per kg, lentils for Tk70 per kg, soybean oil for Tk110 per kg, chickpeas for Tk50 per kg, and dates for Tk100 per kg.

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