Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) was supposed to start selling subsidized products on Monday. However, since this morning, it can be seen on the ground in several dealers or distributors’ shops in the capital, the sale of products has not started. Many people have returned because they could not buy the product.
Later, as the reason for this confusion, the company said, today the distributors of Dhaka took the products from TCB to their shops and packed them at night. It will be sold at the consumer level from tomorrow Tuesday.On Monday around 11:30 a.m., a day laborer from Mirpur came to buy TCB products at a distributor’s shop in Kazipara of the capital. Zakir Hossain. But you know, the product will not be sold today. Prothom Aloke Zakir Hossain said, ‘I came here after hearing that TCB food will be sold from today; But I came to know that it will take another day or two.’
When asked why the product was not sold, the distributor of Kazipara said that he had received permission to collect TCB’s products on Sunday afternoon. You will receive the product by depositing money today and you can sell the product from tomorrow. The distributors of several areas including Rupnagar, Mohammadpur, Hazaribagh of Dhaka have said the same.To avoid chaos in product distribution, TCB is not selling products by trucks as before. Products are being sold at the distributor’s store or designated location only through the family card. From June 22 to July 7, TCB sold products through family cards. Then on the first day of August, the organization announced the sale of subsidized products to one crore card holders across the country.
However, TCB is allowing distributors in Dhaka to distribute products in phases. In the first phase for the month of August, 33 distributors of Dhaka North City Corporation and 31 distributors of South City Corporation have received this permission. TCB said that they will receive the goods by depositing the money with TCB by Monday. And from the next day, Tuesday, these distributors will sell the products to the consumers. The products will also be supplied to the rest of the distributors in phases. Meanwhile, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will inaugurate the product distribution program for the month of August at Shyamoli in the capital, TCB said.According to the organization, in this phase, low-income family card-holding consumers can buy a maximum of two liters of soybean oil, two kg of lentils, one kg of sugar and two kg of onions. Soybean oil will be sold at Tk 110 per liter, sugar at Tk 55 per kg, lentils at Tk 65 per kg and onions at Tk 20 per kg. However, onions will be sold only in the city corporation area and TCB regional office-affiliated districts.