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Govt steps back from sugar price hike


By BSS
Published : 23 Feb 2024 10:21 PM

The government has stepped back from its decision to hike the sugar price considering the arrival of the holy Ramadan and suffering of people.

The retail price of per kilogram (Kg) of sugar will be sold following the previous price at Taka 140, said an Industries Ministry media release on Thursday night.

Earlier in the morning, the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industry Corporation (BSFIC) set the maximum retail price of the state-owned mills producing sugar at Taka 160 per kg, an increase by Taka 20 per kg.

The notification stated that the sale price of sugar produced by the BSFIC had been fixed in line with the product's international and domestic market price.