The state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is selling essential commodities at a fair price in 400 places across the country, on the occasion of the upcoming Ramadan.
The TCB – through around 3,000 dealers – is selling edible oil, sugar, chickpea, lentil and onion in the divisional, district and upazila levels, including at 90 places in Dhaka and 30 in Chattogram.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has sought sincere support from both the customers and others involved in the sale and supervision of the goods, said a press release on Wednesday.
The commerce ministry, under the directive of the minister and through the TCB, has taken necessary measures to ensure people's accessibility to goods.
Eight mobile monitoring teams, comprised of ministry officials, are working around the clock to support proper implementation of the TCB's truck sale programme in areas under the two city corporations of Dhaka.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has also directed TCB officials to take stringent legal action against anyone found involved in irregularities regarding the sale of essentials.
The ministry has strengthened the monitoring process to tackle any irregularities, read the press release.
On April 7, the TCB issued an office order requesting administrations at the divisional, district and upazila levels, and officials of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection, Rapid Action Battalion and police to submit any complaint to the TCB headquarters.
If media reports reveal any evidence of irregularities against any dealer or person in connection with the TCB sale, the ministry will take stern legal action against him, the release said.