Soaring prices make everyday food beyond reach of poor Bangladeshis

While people of middle- and low-income groups are still struggling to get over the loss of income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, soaring price of daily essentials is compounding their problems

Oct 16, 2020
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While people of middle- and low-income groups are still struggling to get over the loss of income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, soaring price of daily essentials is compounding their problems.

The situation has become so dire for some that the minimum amount of food on everyday menu -- rice, potato, edible oil, green chili and onion -- is being considered luxury as prices of these five basic items have increased by Tk 5 to Tk 110 per kg over the last two months.

"If the situation persists, people like us will start starving," said Amir Ali, an auto-rickshaw mechanic.

https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/too-pricey-be-menu-many-1978753

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