Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is going to sell potatoes throughout the country at 25 taka per kilogram from next Wednesday, reports kalerkantho.com. The minister made the announcement after a meeting the with Department of Agricultural Marketing, Bangladesh Cold Storage Association, Department of Agricultural Extension and potato traders on the day, reports banglanews24.com. After the meeting the minister told the newsmen that agriculture marketing directorate has fixed the prices of potatoes in three levels and it will be strictly implemented, reports rtvonline.com. “There is sufficient stock of potatoes in the country, hence no scope of crisis. We will ensure that potatoes will be sold at a price set by the government,” said Tipu Munshi. In a bid to ensure supply of potatoes at reasonable prices for the consumers, the TCB will start selling through OMS trucks by the end of this week, said the minister.
Earlier, the Department of Agricultural Marketing directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) for taking steps so that potatoes were sold at Tk30 per kilogram.