Price of vegetables remained static

Anisul Islam Noor :
The newly arrival parbal is selling at Tk90 to 100 per kg in the city’s kitchen markets, while prices of most of the other vegetables remained more or less static.
The balsam apple was selling at Tk70 to 85 per kg, green chilli at Tk60 to 70, bean at Tk 25 to 30, brinjal at Tk 50 to 60, snake gourd at Tk 50, bitter gourd at Tk 60 to 70, french at Tk 50, okra Tk50 to 60, cucumber at Tk 25 to 35, tomato at Tk30, potato at Tk10 to 14, carrot at Tk25 to 30, radish at Tk 16, turnip at Tk25, pea at 40 to 50, cauliflower at Tk 20 to 30 per piece, cabbage at Tk 20 per piece, teasel gourd at Tk 60, zucchini at Tk 50 to 60, gourd at Tk40 to 60 based on size and coriander leaves at Tk 100 per kg.
The price of potato falling significantly, farmers fear massive losses. A producer said, the production cost of potato on
is Tk 14,000 to 15,000, but the sale price is Tk 2000 only at present. “We are unable to preserve potato for want of cold storages. Moreover, 30 percents of last year’s production have remained unsold and are remaining in the cold storages,” said the farmer.
Barbal and the scorpion fish were selling at Tk 700 to Tk 800 per kilo each, ruhit at Tk 280 to 450, carp at Tk 230 to Tk 400, lobster at Tk 1,000 to 1,200, pangas at Tk 170 to 200, tilapia at Tk 180 to Tk 230, mola for Tk 250, climbing fish at Tk 250 to 600, lata at Tk 200 to Tk 300, tatkini at Tk 230 to Tk 250, sheat fish at Tk 300 to Tk 500, small fry fish for Tk 250 and butter fish at Tk 660 to Tk 700. Sea fishes Marcel at Tk250 to 270, Surma fish at Tk280 to 340 and Hilsh medium size was selling at Tk600 to 800. Besides, the price of different kinds of dry fishes also increased by about Tk 20 to 50 per kg.
The boiler was selling at Tk 160 to 170 and the local fowl at Tk 400 to 550 per kg. But beef and red meat price remained unchanged selling at Tk 290 to Tk 300 per kg and at Tk 400-450 respectively.
As for rice price, Minicate was selling at Tk 50 to 56, nazirshail at Tk 53 to 62, the Lata at Tk 40-44, BR-28 at Tk 45 to 47 per kg, coarse variety at Tk 40-42 and aromatic rice at Tk95 to 120 per kg, Swarna at Tk 35-37 per kg, traders said.
Onion and ginger price has decreased slightly. The local onion was selling at Tk24 to 26 and imported one at Tk22 to 24. The Chinese garlic was selling at Tk 80 and the local one at Tk 70. Ginger (local) was selling at Tk 120 and the imported one at Tk 150 only.
The price of different varieties of red lentil also rose by Tk four per kg and it was selling between Tk 80 and Tk 135. Mash sells at Tk 84, gram at Tk 70 and green gram at Tk 120.
The price of bottled soybean oil (five liters) remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 570-Tk 585 in the city’s kitchen markets. The unpacked soybean oil was retailing at Tk 114-118 per kg.