The price of rice has suddenly been hiked at both wholesale and retail markets across the country, much to the worry of marginal people.
The price of per 50-kg sack of rice went up by Tk 50 to Tk 100 depending on varieties at different wholesale markets across the country, including Kushtia and Naogaon over the week.
This has also pushed the price up at the retail market.
Wholesalers said the rice price has shot up following a fall in the supply of paddy.
A trader said the price of paddy also increased following a supply crunch which led to the hike in the rice price.
Meanwhile, the onion price was hiked in the country following a ban imposed by India on the export of onion on September 14 last.