Md Ashaduzzaman Bulbul, Deputy Director of Chittagong Plant Quarantine Station, said that they were avoiding delays in issuing IPs to release the imported onions as quickly as possible.
The Indian government on September 14 banned exports of all types of onions to Bangladesh, citing a shortage in supply in India itself due to heavy rainfall and floods.
According to Khatunganj market wholesalers, Indian onions sold at 55 to 60 takas per kg on Sunday.
Visiting various kitchen markets of the port city, it was found that onions imported from India retailed at 65-70 takas per kg on Sunday.
General Secretary of Khatunganj Hamid Ullah Market Traders' Welfare Association, Mohammad Idris, said that the overheated onion market would cool down with the arrival of big consignments.
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