Onion price will be brought under control in 20 days: Razzaque


Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque has said the onion price would be brought under control within next 20 days.

“When the summer onions and imported ones will come to local markets, its
price will decline and will be under control,” he said while talking to
reporters at a research review workshop at Bangladesh Agricultural Research
Institute (BARI) here on Sunday.

The agriculture minister said as the onion is a perishable commodity, its
price sours up after its season for lack of storage.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, Agriculture
Senior Secretary Md Mesbahul Islam, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
(BARC) Executive Chairman Dr SM Bokhtiar, former BARC Executive Chairman Dr
Jahurul Kabir, agriculture scientist Kazi M Badrudoja, and BARI directors Dr
Md Tariqul Islam and Dr Md Kamrul Hasan, among others, spoke at the meeting
with BARI Director General Dr Md Nazirul Islam in the chair.