Published: 16 Aug 2022, 03:22 pm
The government is contemplating ways to bringing down the prices of essential commodities that have gone beyond the reach of commoners following the fuel oil price hike, reports UNB.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this on Tuesday while speaking at the regular meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) at NEC, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.
“I think that it is important now to bring down the prices of the essentials at a tolerable level and within the purchasing power of the common people,” she said.
She mentioned about the government’s move to sell rice among 50 lakh families at the rate of Tk 15 per kg.
“We will provide special family cards to one crore people by which they will be able to procure essential commodities at fair price, We are taking the steps,” she said.
Hasina said that she thinks that the government has to take some more steps to save the low-and-middle income groups from sufferings due to the recent price hike.