The state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling onions soon at a ‘fairer price’, in an effort to keep supply and pricing of onions more balanced. The task force committee of the Commerce Ministry took the decision at a meeting held at the Commerce Ministry on Sunday. The meeting also discussed the prices and supply of essential commodities.
The government will take actions if any attempt is made to increase the price of onion artificially and hoard it illegally as there is no logical reason of price hike and supply crunch of onion, it was said. Besides, Commerce Ministry monitoring team and Directorate of the National Consumers Rights and Protection have started market monitoring strongly. Committee members were present at the meeting while President of the Task Force Committee and also the secretary to the Commerce Ministry Dr Mohammad Zafar Uddin presided.