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50,000 tonnes onion coming from India: Mahmud

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Published: 00:15, 25 February 2024   Update: 00:18, 25 February 2024
50,000 tonnes onion coming from India: Mahmud

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The Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said 50,000 metric tons of onion is coming to Bangladesh from India.

"The market is fairly stable now as some onion will enter the market before the holy month of Ramadan," he told journalists after attending an event in the capital Dhaka, reports BSS.

The minister said the government would take all necessary steps against the dishonest syndicates to keep the market stable.

He said Awami League mentioned in the election manifesto that the prices of essential commodities would be within the purchasing capacity of the people.

"That is our priority. We have been working on that since the beginning of this government's journey," he said.

Rangunia Samity in Dhaka organised the reception and reunion at the LD Hall on the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises.

The minister said that the unscrupulous market syndicate increases prices of essentials on various pretexts.

Hasan said it is true that those who want to topple the government are also associated with this syndicate.

Rangunia Samity, Dhaka President Md. Ghiyas Uddin Khan presided over the event.

Whip Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Chittagong Samity-Dhaka President Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury and General Secretary Engineer Ujjwal Mallik joined the program as special guests.

Leaders of the Rangunia Samity handed over a memento to the foreign minister.

Later, the minister unveiled the Samity's souvenir along with the organizers and guests.