On Sunday afternoon, at the entrance of the raw market of Karwan Bazar, there are about 64 square feet of rice on the road. It has become a mound. This type of product is not kept in the market at this time of day. At night, when the goods arrive by truck, the wholesalers put the goods in big TBs in the way. Before dawn, the mounds move to retailers’ baskets or to city vans.
On the first working day after Eid, there was a shortage of consumer level buyers as well as retailers. As a result, products have been sold in the market at the price of water. Many products could not be taken out of the sack.
Not just rice cakes, but fruit and eggplant, sackcloth and plastic crates all day long at the place where the fruit market is held from morning till evening. To get rid of that product, sellers are charging Rs 40 for a pair of rice and Rs 30 for a kg of eggplant. However, the buyer is not responding.
The same picture inside the market, if the number of buyers is 10, the number of sellers is 30. As a result, the summer vegetables that went up from Tk 50 to 60 per kg before Eid are soon being sold at Tk 20 to 30 per kg.
The street of the City Corporation at the back of the market, which is always occupied by vendors, is also almost zero. At the very end, the seller has opened three or four shops. One of them is Abdul Halim. He said, “There are some buyers in the morning, but there is no one to increase the time.” So the sellers are not sitting. ‘
Ginger, garlic and onion have also fallen in price like vegetables. One kg of onion is being sold at 44 to 50 rupees in Karwan Bazaar. And the price of Chinese ginger, which was 160 rupees before Eid, was sold in the market on Sunday at 100 to 110 rupees per kg. The price of imported garlic has come down to Tk 95.
The price of broiler chicken, which has been stuck at 140 to 150 rupees per kg for a long time, was also seen falling in the market on Sunday. The current price is 120 rupees per kg, but the price of Sonalika chicken is 220 rupees per kg as usual.
Although there are less buyers in the market, many are shopping in bags. Sagar Ahmed, who came from Moghbazar, said he came to the market to buy vegetables, but bought onions, ginger and garlic as the prices were low. According to him, these daily necessities are consumed every day, so there is no harm in buying more.
Even so, the prices of rice, sugar and soybean oil continued to rise. The price of eggs has increased anew. Even before Eid, the price of a dozen eggs was 95 rupees. A dozen eggs were sold at Rs 100 to Rs 105 in Karwan Bazaar on Sunday.