The prices of ginger, garlic, onion and cardamom — the essential ingredients for getting ready dishes within the competition — became notably dearer in Dhaka’s room markets.
‘Alamgir’, a jobber at Kawran Bazar, was commercialism cardamom at Tk twenty four,00 to 3,000 per metric weight unit on Fri.
“The value of the spice augmented by Tk four hundred from the last Eid-ul-Fitr and Tk 600 from the last Eid-ul-Azha,” he said.
The price of cardamom rose by forty four p.c and ginger by fifty nine percent over the last one year, consistent with the commercialism Corporation of East Pakistan, the government’s commercialism arm.
Chinese ginger was being sold at Tk one hundred sixty a metric weight unit and Thailand’s ginger at Tk a hundred and eighty per kg, consistent with jobber prophet Sagar.
But Masud, a grocery tradesman at Hatirpool, was commercialism Chinese garlic at a similar rate.
However, the value of native onion augmented by Tk four a metric weight unit within the last 2 days, same a tradesman at the Kawran Bazaar.
Such value hike sooner than Eid has become common within the country, burning a hole within the pockets of customers, notably for the low and middle-income cluster.