The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has taken an initiative to sell six essential items to some one crore low-income group families ahead of holy month of Ramadan, a press release said.
As part of this, the TCB will start selling three essential items - edible oil, sugar, dates and chickpeas and lentils -- among such families from Thursday (March 9).
These essential items will be sold in two phases. In the first phase selling of the items will start from Thursday across the country.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will inaugurate the sales of essential items formally through a function at Tejgaon in the capital on Thursday.
The card holders can buy the six goods at subsidised rates from the TCB's specific sales points and dealers’ outlets.
A card holder can buy 2 litre soybean oil, 2 kg lentil, sugar, chickpea and 1 kg date at a time.
The card holders can buy sugar TK 60/per kg, date at Tk100, lentil at Tk 70, chickpea at Tk 50 and soybean oil at Tk 110 per litre.