100g of soybean oil at Tk 20 for the poor

  • Ayesha Begum pours oil into a small polythene bag to sell at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. She has run a small shop at the market for over a decade. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ayesha Begum pours oil into a small polythene bag to sell at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. She has run a small shop at the market for over a decade. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ayesha Begum sells soybean oil at Tk 20 per 100 gm at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ayesha Begum sells soybean oil at Tk 20 per 100 gm at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman waits to buy products from a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman waits to buy products from a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Most buyers at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara are people from low-income backgrounds. Ayesha Begum, a seller at the market, says she is selling 100 gm of oil in polythene bags as most customers don’t have the money to buy larger quantities. Photo taken on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most buyers at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara are people from low-income backgrounds. Ayesha Begum, a seller at the market, says she is selling 100 gm of oil in polythene bags as most customers don’t have the money to buy larger quantities. Photo taken on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man returns with cooking oil, lentils and sugar after waiting in a line for a few hours in front of a TCB truck on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022.

    A man returns with cooking oil, lentils and sugar after waiting in a line for a few hours in front of a TCB truck on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022.

  • A man returns with cooking oil, lentils and sugar after waiting in a line for a few hours in front of a TCB truck on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022.

    A man returns with cooking oil, lentils and sugar after waiting in a line for a few hours in front of a TCB truck on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022.

  • Most buyers at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara are people from low-income backgrounds. Ayesha Begum, a seller at the market, says she is selling 100 gm of oil in polythene bags as most customers don’t have the money to buy larger quantities. Photo taken on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most buyers at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara are people from low-income backgrounds. Ayesha Begum, a seller at the market, says she is selling 100 gm of oil in polythene bags as most customers don’t have the money to buy larger quantities. Photo taken on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman finally manages to buy cooking oil and other staples from a TCB truck after waiting in line for a few hours near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman finally manages to buy cooking oil and other staples from a TCB truck after waiting in line for a few hours near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman finally manages to buy cooking oil and other staples from a TCB truck after waiting in line for a few hours near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman finally manages to buy cooking oil and other staples from a TCB truck after waiting in line for a few hours near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman waits to buy products from a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman waits to buy products from a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People wait in line for hours next to a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon to buy cooking oil and other essential products on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People wait in line for hours next to a TCB truck near the Bangladesh Film Archive building in the capital’s Agargaon to buy cooking oil and other essential products on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each litre of soybean oil is selling at Tk 180-190 in retail markets. However, the price is Tk 110 per litre at the TCB trucks. A crowd looking to buy oil and other essentials queues by the TCB truck on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each litre of soybean oil is selling at Tk 180-190 in retail markets. However, the price is Tk 110 per litre at the TCB trucks. A crowd looking to buy oil and other essentials queues by the TCB truck on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ayesha Begum sells soybean oil at Tk 20 per 100 gm at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ayesha Begum sells soybean oil at Tk 20 per 100 gm at the Bijoy Sarani Railway Market in Tejkunipara on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi