Sale of TCB commodities for Dec begins

Abu Sufian

The sale of commodities at subsidized prices by the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) for the month of December begins Wednesday across the country.

The TCB will also distribute smart cards among the family card holders under the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will formally inaugurate such operations at the 25 number ward councillor’s office at Tejgaon in the capital.

The number of TCB’s family card holders across the country reached one crore. The TCB has already started distributing smart cards among the family card holders on November 9.

The TCB smart cards will be distributed in other parts of the country in phases.

For the month of December, a TCB family card holder can avail maximum 2 litres of soybean oil or rice bran oil, 5kgs of rice, 2kgs of lentil, 2kgs of onion and 1kg of sugar.

The price of 1 litre rice bran oil would cost Tk 100, per kg rice Tk 30, per kg lentil Tk 60. The price of per kg onion will cost Tk 50 and per kg sugar Tk 70 subject to availability.

The family card holders would be able to avail such essential items from their designated areas or their respective distributor’s shop.

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