Consumers on a fixed income are hard put, as the price of vegetables has recently increased. Cucumber, for example, sells for Tk 80 per kilogram, while tomatoes sell for Tk 160. The price of other vegetables also hovers around one hundred taka per kg. The sellers put the blame on the ongoing rainfall.
In addition, the price of rice is also on the rise. People belonging to the low and middle-income group are finding it difficult to keep pace with the soaring prices of essential commodities. We hope that authorities will do something to check the unbridled rise of costs of edibles.
Zabed Wali, Chittagong