The price of eggs has increased by Tk 145, the price of vegetables has also increased
The price of eggs in the market is increasing again. In the big market, the price of brown eggs of farm chickens has increased to 45 rupees per hen. And it costs 50 taka to buy eggs from the neighborhood grocery store. A month ago, this rate had risen to 55 taka. Later it will be reduced to 40 taka or below.
Along with eggs, the price of chicken has also increased. Customers have to pay 5 to 10 rupees more for vegetables now. There is no change in the price of any other product. Overall the market price is quite high.
Two types of farm chicken eggs are sold in the market. Brown and white. Buyers can buy white eggs at a slightly lower price. On Thursday, after visiting Kanthal Bagan, Mohammadpur Town Hall and Mohakhali Bazaar in the capital, it was seen that the white eggs of the farm’s chickens are being bought for Tk 45 each. The market price of duck eggs is 65 to 70 taka.
The government held meetings with farm owners and traders as egg prices rose sharply last month. After that, the price dropped rapidly. Of course, it did not go down to the previous level. The price of eggs in the market is usually 32 to 36 taka per egg.
The price of chicken also increased drastically last month. Broiler chicken prices rose to Tk 210 per kg, which is Tk 60 to Tk 70 per kg higher than normal times. At the beginning of this month, the rate dropped to Tk 150. Now the price has increased from 170 to 180 taka. The price of gold chicken of the farm has increased by Tk 20 per kg and is being sold at Tk 300 to Tk 320.
Bangladesh Egg Producers Association President Taher Ahmed Siddiqui told Prothom Alo that a cycle has been trying to destabilize the egg market for several days. This cycle must be stopped. There is no substitute for regular market surveillance. He said that there had been problems with price hike before. Then the government action reduced the price.
Most of the vegetables in the market now cost Tk 50 to 80 per kg. At this price, bitter gourd, brinjal, dhundul, jinge, dhyandash, patol, chichinga, cucumber and sweet pumpkin are being sold. However, the price of some vegetables in the off-season market is higher.
For example, beans have to be bought at Tk 140 to Tk 160 per kg. Medium sized jalikumra is sold at Tk 50 each, gourd at Tk 50 to Tk 60 and green chillies at Tk 100 to Tk 120 per kg.
Traders say that vegetable crops have been damaged due to heavy rains in different parts of the country. The price has increased.
Mohammadpur town hall market vegetable seller Zakir Hossain told Prothom Alo that the price of vegetables increases when it rains. Because then the vegetables grow less. However, even if the price has increased, the supply in the market is quite good.
There is no major change in the price of rice. However, the wholesale price of open flour has increased by 2 rupees per kg. Other commodity prices are stable.
Beef is being bought at Tk 650 to Tk 700 per kg. And depending on the standard, beef is being sold at Tk 900 to Tk 1,000 per kg. Farmed roe fish are being sold at Tk 250 to Tk 350 per kg depending on size, pangas and tilapia at Tk 150 to Tk 180.
Driver Amin Ali, a resident of Kanthalbagan area of the capital, said that the price of everything has increased. But now there is no discussion like before. Many may have passed. He said, “The suffering of low-income people like me has increased.