To prevent the rapid spread of the corona, experts have suggested a variety of regulations, including isolation, quarantine, mask use, sanitation, and social distance, which we all have a responsibility to follow. Although many of us have been vaccinated, their experts have repeatedly advised us to follow the rules of hygiene. For this reason, many people think that the best solution would be not to organize such an event. However, the cultural practice of celebrating the New Year together with the family members can be continued by organizing small events at home or in the family. Since the lockdown in the country starts from Wednesday, one should not disobey the state directives to gather or go somewhere far away for the purpose of celebrating the New Year. Because, at the moment, the number of both dead and infected in the country has increased drastically. For this, in the interest of the country and the nation and to keep oneself safe, let’s celebrate this New Year in a slightly different way.
Will the trend of increasing prices during Ramadan continue?
Many have become unemployed due to the Corona epidemic. Although there are jobs again, the income of many has decreased. As a result, even if the current market price remains stable, it is still the responsibility of the common man. Another point in the holy month of Ramadan is the price hike, which will be a blow to the common man. In independent Bengal, everyone is going on as an independent. Then why not the businessmen of the independent country? They also think that it is a democratic right to increase the price of goods independently on various excuses and excuses!
Worldwide, the price of goods decreases during religious occasions or domestic festivals. Around the festival, there was a rush of discounts in Europe and America. Many people wait for this time of year. Buys essentials throughout the year. This style of discount and sale is world class, the only exception is Bangladesh! Here the prices of the products go up before all kinds of festivals. Bangladeshi traders cut the pockets of the general public by mixing adulterants or creating artificial crises throughout the year. During Ramadan, their inaction increases several times. Lacking government control, they became extremely reluctant to hunt for profit. Due to their very lucrative attitude, there is a limit to the suffering of the common people in Ramadan
But in all Muslim countries, the competition to reduce the price of goods started during the month of Ramadan. In our country, but the opposite. Traders from other Muslim countries traded for 11 months to reduce the price of goods during the month of Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries reduce the prices of goods and offer various facilities and offers. They are also Muslims, we are also Muslims, it is a shame to think about it. Ramadan will come and prices will go up — this is the 50-year tradition and history of Bangladesh. All in all, after 50 years of independence, only a handful of people are good, but most of the citizens are not good! Millions of people are crying silently!
For a long time the price of rice has been high, which is by no means the lotus. This is causing instability in low and middle income families. The situation in the country is such that there is no one to understand or see the hardships of buying goods at high prices. Once the price of something increases, it does not decrease. Like the transport sector, the public seems helpless to the business syndicate.
Why will the price of things increase as soon as Ramadan comes? It is a known fact that fasting increases the demand for some products. These include onions, gram, pulses, sugar, milk, oil, flour, turnips, dates, potatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, etc. We also know how much these products will cost. Why can’t we take action accordingly in advance. The Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce must have an account of how much a particular product has in the country, how much has been produced, how much surplus has to be imported. Why this irregularity every year? Will this trend continue for ages?
According to the data, the demand for edible oil in Ramadan is 2 lakh tonnes, onion 5 lakh tonnes, sugar 1 lakh 36 thousand tonnes and gram 60 thousand tonnes. So what is needed, when is needed, and how much is needed, this information is not unknown to market participants. Then why the famine in the product, the price goes up? The administration says, there is no shortage of products, on the contrary, we see that there is no price level! However, there is a heavy burden of price control at various levels including the ministry; The hard-earned money of the people who are paid. So how much responsibility are the people concerned?
Many poor and middle class families in Bangladesh are not able to get out of the scourge of poverty just because of the high cost of daily necessities and medical expenses. People want to see their family members healthy in exchange for anything, but the impact of food prices, medical treatment and environmental pollution on the country is so great that it has become difficult to stay healthy.