The trucks of state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will continue bringing essential items to citizens across the country at subsidized prices throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
A total of 509 trucks have been engaged in selling essential commodities at union, upazila, district and division levels, said a handout.
TCB sold a total of 1,772.2 metric tonnes of daily essentials among some 203,600 buyers on Wednesday.
The sold items were 730.02 MT of soybean oil, 523 MT sugar, 101.8 MT of red lentil, 381.75 MT of chickpeas, and 35.63 MT of dates.
There are limits on the amount one can purchase of each item: 5 liter soybean oil, 3 kgs of sugar, one kg red lentil, two kg of chickpeas and one kg dates.
The truck-sales have become a regular feature of government’s mechanism to check abnormal hikes in prices of essential items during Ramadan every year, but this year commenced 3 weeks prior to the start of Ramadan, on April 1, in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown that has forced more people into awaiting the trucks’ arrival in their locality everyday.