Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-12-02 04:55:50 BdST
The former commerce minister thinks people will now farm onion in empty places of their homes due to the high prices.
The government now claims Bangladesh is self-sufficient in beef as domestic farmers have boosted supplies.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at a meeting on monitoring the kitchen markets during Ramadan at Dhaka North City Corporation office on Monday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin
After a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the commerce ministry on Sunday, Tofail spoke to the media along with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi as onion was still being sold at around Tk 240 a kg.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed speaks at a media call on Sunday over the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair, which starts on Monday in capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Tofail, the chairman of the parliamentary committee, hoped that something good would come out of this mistake.
“Now onion prices have increased. I think ordinary people will produce onion in empty places of their homes now. We will make Bangladesh an onion-exporting country within the next two years,” he added.
“The businesses and the government are friends. The government wants to work with their help. The market cannot be controlled by force,” he remarked.