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If the price of onions goes down, then the distant world has increased to such a point that the price of one kg of onion and one kg of apples are now equal. Onion prices are being sold at Rs 120 to Rs 5 per kg. One kilogram of apples are available at this price. That is raising prices anyway. None of the regulators controlling the market is working. Showing various excuses for price increases. But there is also sufficient stock of onions. So the price hike cannot be argued in any way. In the same way, the price of the product is out of reach, the price of onion on it as if the lightning is falling on the consumer’s head. The question is, is there no one to see them?
According to the report, onions are coming from Myanmar and Egypt even though India has stopped exporting. Still, the price is not falling. The upside is increasing. Due to the rain, onion prices on Friday and Saturday increased by up to Tk 5 per kg. Retailers complain that onion prices are rising due to the traders’ trade-in Shyambazar.
Due to the high price of onions, several raids have been launched in different places. Fines have also been reported due to overcharging. But no operation has been conducted to date in Shyam Bazaar. But this is where the onion market is controlled. If the price falls in Shyambazar, it will be affected in other places too. So, to stabilize the onion market, there should be a raid on Shambazar immediately
They believe that onion prices have risen by one jump after India stopped exporting. Onion is being imported from Myanmar under the government’s efforts. This has increased the supply in the market. In this situation, there is no reason to increase the price. If the people involved in the raid on Shyam Bazaar fined some, then the price could fall.
Traders said the onion of Indian onion reached Century on September 27 on the news of India’s onion export closure. At the retail level, good quality domestic onions are on sale at Tk 4-5 kg. After that, onion prices remained very stable for several days. But onion prices increased on Friday and Saturday due to rain.
On Saturday, the biggest wholesale market in Dhaka found on the Shambazar, that onions from Egypt were being sold at Tk 5-7, which was on Friday at Tk 4-7. Before Friday, it was 3-5 kg.
Due to the high price of onions, several raids have been launched in different places. Fines have also been reported due to overcharging. But no operation has been conducted to date in Shyam Bazaar. But this is where the onion market is controlled. If the price falls in Shyambazar, it will be affected in other places too. So, to stabilize the onion market, there should be a raid on Shambazar immediately.
In the words, the devil does not lack deception. We do not want to be called traders. And the responsibility and ethics of all traders will not be measured in the same way. However, it is not unusual to say that this unusual rise of onions is due to the profitability and greed of a category of profitable traders. This attitude of hypocrisy cannot be desired at all. In the free market economy, the government has little control over the area of trade and commerce. Nevertheless, the price of the product can be kept stable by enabling TCB to operate a parallel supply system. The government says there is sufficient stock of onions. Yet how does the onion price skyrocket? Is there any liability in this case?
There is nothing wrong with the laws and ethics of raising prices on any given basis. Consumers will have their pockets cut off and the government just wants to see it can’t happen. There is no alternative to increasing market surveillance and strict disciplinary action against the syndicate. Immediately to bring onion value to the public, whatever it is that needs to be done. For this reason, government and business people must come forward. You have to leave a profitable mindset.
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