TCB starts selling essentials in Rajshahi division


RAJSHAHI, May 7, 2018 (BSS)- Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has
started selling essentials in open markets in the city and all eight
districts under Rajshahi division for keeping the essentials’ prices stable
ahead of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

The state-run trading organization started the selling at five important
city points- Shaheb Bazar Zero Point, Ranibazar crossing, Railway Gate
crossing, Nawdapara crossing and Luxmipur Crossing-using five trucks on
Sunday like other parts in the country.

Besides, 78 dealers in Rajshahi city and 377 others in eight districts
have started selling the essential commodities among the public in general.
Each consumer can purchase four kilograms of sugar and lentil, five kilograms
of gram and five liters of edible oil at a time.

On Sunday, the dealers were seen selling pulse and sugar at Taka 55 per
kg each, gram at Taka 70 per kg, edible oil at Taka 85 per liter and grams at
Taka 120 per kg.

Talking to the newsmen, Protap Kumar, TCB Regional Officer, said that
they have started selling different types of consumer goods including pulses,
edible oil, sugar, grams and dates at fixed prices through 377 appointed
dealers in the district including 78 in the city.

He said 400 kilograms of sugar, lentil and grams, 300 liters of soybean
oil and 30 to 50 kilograms of dates will be allocated for each of the truck
for selling every day excepting Friday and Saturday.

The City Corporation and respective district administration will
continue regular monitoring side by side with the TCB authorities to prevent
any sort of irregularity and mismanagement in selling goods.