To restrict the price hike, the state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has started providing sugar at subsidized rates across the country.
The commerce ministry took a decision to sell sugar among the other three essential commodities including onion to relieve the poor from the increased prices of sugar and other commodities in the market.
According to the media report, TCB started selling sugar, soya bean oil and red lentil at 275 spots in 62 districts of the country. The price of sugar has been fixed at Tk 50 per kg.
At the initial level, the TCB started selling sugar at 40 spots in Dhaka city and 10 spots in Chattogram city. Humayum Kabir, spokesperson, TCB said that the open market sales would continue till October 1.
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