Onion crisis will soon be over: Minister

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 19:15, Nov 12, 2019 | Updated : 19:17, Nov 12, 2019

File photo of Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud HumayunIndustries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun has said the onion crisis will not linger as the government is importing onion from Turkey, reports BSS.
“There is nothing to be worried about the volatility of the onion market. Onion is being imported from Turkey. But it will take some time to get down the onion price as the season is not favourable for onion cultivation,” he told the parliament on Tuesday (Nov 12).
On behalf of Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, the industries minister was replying to the supplementary question made by opposition BNP lawmaker Md Zahidur Rahman in the House.
The minister said the government has taken coordinated steps, including conducting mobile court drives and selling onion through Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) at different places in the city, to keep the onion price under control.