Onion market to get stabilised within one week: DNCRP chief

Publish: 6:10 PM, December 11, 2023 | Update: 6:10 PM, December 11, 2023

Director General of the Directorate of National Consumers Right Protection (DNCRP) AHM Shafiquzzaman today said the onion market is expected to get stabilised within one week.

“The government is working to stabilise the onion market. Newly harvested onions have already started coming into the market,” he said while speaking at a reception for the winners in a consumer rights debate at DNCRP conference room in the city, said a press release.

The DG said onion hoarders will be brought under the law and action will be taken against them.

Some hoarders behind the increase in onion prices have already been identified and the process is underway to identify the rest of the hoarders, he added.

He informed that efforts are being made to find out who hid the onion and how the onions arranged in layers in Khatunganj and Shyambazar have been disappeared.

He said already Tk11,00,000 fine had been imposed after conducting drives in 54 districts of the country.

“Our campaign to protect consumer rights will continue,” he added.

Chairman of Debate for Democracy Hassan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron presided over the function.

Cumilla Victoria Government College won the competition and Eden Women’s College won the runners-up honor.