Satkhira Correspondent: After a five-day Eid-vacation, the trade activities between India and Bangladesh resumed through Bhomra land port yesterday with the arrival of 60 tonnes of green chilli.
Six trucks loaded with 10 tonnes of green chilli each entered the land port, said general secretary of Bhomra C&F Agent Association ASK Maksud Khan.
The price of green chilli may decrease in the local market with the import, he hoped. However, a number of trucks carrying green chilli from India are on the way to Bangladesh and these will reach the land port by yesterday evening, he said.
Abdur Rahim, general secretary of Satkhira Kitchen Market Traders Association, said green chilli is being sold at Tk 400-450 per kg at wholesale market while it is being sold at Tk 600 at retail market.
“Already the price of green chilli has started to come down and it will be sold at Tk 50-60 per kg within two days,” he said.
In the wake of the surging price of green chilli in the local market, the Ministry of Agriculture allowed the import of green chilli.
The ministry permitted 30 importing firms to import a total of 11,600 metric tonnes of green chillies, said a release June 25.
The price of green chilli has significantly risen in the local market recently.
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