High demand for local fruits

  • The demand for pineapples is high amid hot weather during Ramadan. Traders are selling small pineapples for Tk 110 to Tk 140 per four pieces. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The demand for pineapples is high amid hot weather during Ramadan. Traders are selling small pineapples for Tk 110 to Tk 140 per four pieces. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Watermelon is a warm-weather commodity that people cannot get enough of. At Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar, traders on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 were charging Tk 90 to Tk 450 per watermelon. The fruit was being sold per kilogram until Thursday, but the market regulators punished some traders in parts of Bangladesh saying the system of measurement was unreasonably pushing the prices. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Watermelon is a warm-weather commodity that people cannot get enough of. At Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar, traders on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 were charging Tk 90 to Tk 450 per watermelon. The fruit was being sold per kilogram until Thursday, but the market regulators punished some traders in parts of Bangladesh saying the system of measurement was unreasonably pushing the prices. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Watermelon is a warm-weather commodity that people cannot get enough of. At Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar, traders on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 were charging Tk 90 to Tk 450 per watermelon. The fruit was being sold per kilogram until Thursday, but the market regulators punished some traders in parts of Bangladesh saying the system of measurement was unreasonably pushing the prices. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Watermelon is a warm-weather commodity that people cannot get enough of. At Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar, traders on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 were charging Tk 90 to Tk 450 per watermelon. The fruit was being sold per kilogram until Thursday, but the market regulators punished some traders in parts of Bangladesh saying the system of measurement was unreasonably pushing the prices. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bael or Bengal quince juice is popular for breaking Ramadan fast and quenching thirst in hot weather. Traders at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka are selling the fruit for Tk 40 to Tk 60 apiece. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bael or Bengal quince juice is popular for breaking Ramadan fast and quenching thirst in hot weather. Traders at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka are selling the fruit for Tk 40 to Tk 60 apiece. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bael or Bengal quince juice is popular for breaking Ramadan fast and quenching thirst in hot weather. Traders at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka are selling the fruit for Tk 40 to Tk 60 apiece. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bael or Bengal quince juice is popular for breaking Ramadan fast and quenching thirst in hot weather. Traders at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka are selling the fruit for Tk 40 to Tk 60 apiece. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bangi or melon, a summer fruit, is selling for Tk 50 to Tk 100 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka amid hot weather during Ramadan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bangi or melon, a summer fruit, is selling for Tk 50 to Tk 100 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka amid hot weather during Ramadan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Papaya, which is in high demand amid hot summer weather, is selling for Tk 110 to Tk 130 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Papaya, which is in high demand amid hot summer weather, is selling for Tk 110 to Tk 130 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Green coconut, which helps reduce body heat and so is in high demand in hot summer weather, is selling for Tk 60 to Tk 80 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Green coconut, which helps reduce body heat and so is in high demand in hot summer weather, is selling for Tk 60 to Tk 80 at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi