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Govt allows import of green chilli

Monday, 26 June 2023 | 4:06 am | 290 times

Govt allows import of green chilli

The government has allowed the imports of green chilli as the price of the daily essential commodity has been skyrocketed in the local market.

Md Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan, senior information officer at the Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the matter on Sunday (June 25).

He said importing firms were accorded permission to import 11,600 metric tonnes of green chilli and 55,600 metric tonnes of tomato.

Green chillies are being sold at Tk 300 per kg in the capital’s retail market. the government has allowed the import of green chilli from India to contain the price hike of green chilli.

Imran Master, president of Bangladesh Bangladesh Raw Materials Owners Association said the production of pepper decreases at this time. The prices of green chilli have gone up due to less supply in the market.

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