The food secretary was the first to take action, not that. Ministers have also said this before. But the lack of action is unfortunate. Although the price of wheat in the world market has decreased by 25 dollars per ton, the reason for the increase in Bangladesh is the devaluation of the rupee against the dollar. Not only wheat, but all imported goods, traders blame the dollar for the increase in prices. However, the question of why the prices of food commodities, including rice, rose even before the dollar-crisis remains unanswered.
The manipulation of mill owners behind the increase in the price of rice is well known. Consumer rights organization Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) President Golam Rahman said that a group of businessmen have been buying paddy from farmers for years at a low price and selling it to consumers at a high price. But government agencies are not taking action.
His words are supported Prothom-aloIn the report of The government bought rice at the rate of Tk 42 per kg last Amon season. The owners of the paddy fields have supplied that rice. Because the government buys very little rice directly from the farmers. Farmers sell paddy to the mill owners who mill the rice and sell it to the government and consumers.
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