June 26, 2023
DHAKA – The agriculture ministry has given permission to private businesses to import green chilli in order to increase supply and cool down the price of it in the local market, said officials today.
The price of one of the most popular items surged to as much as Tk 300 per kilogram in Dhaka amid short supply.
“It is an essential item. So, we have issued import permits for green chilli,” said Md Rezaul Karim, director of Plant Quarantine Wing at the Department of Agricultural Extension.
The agriculture ministry issued 30 import permits to import 11,600 tonnes of green chilii. Also, it gave permission to import 55,600 tonnes of tomato.
Karim said his office has given permission to import the fresh vegetables for a limited period of time.