Amid skyrocketing prices that have left the onion market destabilised, Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has made a decision to sell the key cooking ingredient at a fair price from Saturday.
The CMP will sell per kilogramme of onion at Tk45, reports our correspondent.
Primarily, police will sell onion at five police stations in the port city – Kotwali, Khulshi, Chandgaon, Pahartoli and EPZ.
The sale of onion will begin at 10am at the police stations. One tonne of onion will be sold at each police station every day.
The CMP decided to sell onion after the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh started selling the cooking ingredient in the wake of the countywide crisis caused by soaring prices.
Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Mohammad Mohsin said, "Onion can be purchased daily on the premises of the five police stations."