Soaring price of rice

The coarse or lowest-grade rice sells at Tk.35 a kg in city market and fine rice sells up to Tk.50. Minigate(/Minicate)  rice sells at Tk. 45-46 in the market.

This the highest in the history of Bangladesh. Price of coarse rice rose by 32 percent though there is no shortage in the market.

Global food price has also been increased as according to UN Food and Agriculture report.

Government has tried to curb the market by arranging OMS (open market sales) centres.

OMS centres sell rice at Tk. 24 per Kg.

Earlier, there were  few customers but this time the number of customers increased dramatically. One person can purchase only 5 Kg. Thus one can save nearly Tk. 80 in each purchase.

Many couldn’t get rice due to long queue in OMS centres despite waiting for a long time.

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