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12:00 AM, May 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:37 AM, May 27, 2018

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Commodity prices going out of hand

The month of Ramadan is a time of sacrifice. But what is going on in our markets? Prices of daily necessities are constantly on the rise. Vegetables, fish, meat, spices and rice are all costlier than before and have even become unaffordable for some.

And yet there are no signs of the government taking any steps to keep prices in check.

Maybe this does not bother wealthy people, but what about lower and middle-income groups that make up the majority of the country's population? Some say that there are not enough supplies in the market. But we know from past experiences that some businessmen in our country sometimes charge buyers more using such false pretences or by hoarding goods.

The government should face up to its responsibility and control the prices of essentials. I ask on the government to take immediate action for the sake of ordinary people.


Bimal Golder

Khilkhet, Dhaka

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