The commerce ministry has directed all the district commissioners to ensure sale of potatoes at Tk 26-27 per kg from Wednesday at cold storages.
The ministry issued a circular in this regard on Monday, Md Haider Ali, public relation officer of the ministry, confirmed it on Tuesday.
The circular was issued in accordance with the 3 (2) (B) of The Control of Essential Commodities Act 1956.
Under this provision of the act, the concerned deputy commissioners would take necessary steps to sell potatoes at government fixed prices from the cold storage under the jurisdiction of their respective districts in order to keep the market of potatoes stable.
In this regard, the deputy commissioners would designate a suitable official at district and upazila level to oversee the selling operations of potatoes at the cold storage at government fixed prices.