No salt shortage: Industries Ministry

Published: 19 Nov 2019 | Updated: 20 Nov 2019   

Samakal Correspondent

The Ministry of Industries has called upon all not to be confused with rumors about the salt crisis.

There is no shortage of salt in the country and over 6.5 lakh metric tonnes of edible salt is stored, the Industries Ministry said.

The Industries Ministry made the urge at a press release issued on Tuesday.

An unholy syndicate is trying to reap benefits by spreading misleading information, it said, requesting all not to get confused in this regard.

It said that there are sufficient salt reserves at dealers, wholesalers and retailers of different salt companies across the country. Side by side, the season of salt production has started from this November.

Meanwhile, new salt produced in Kutubdia and Maheshkhali upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district has also started coming to market.

The ministry informed that the demand of edible salt in the country is around one lakh metric tons per month while the stock of salt is over 6.50 lakh metric tons.

A control room has already been opened at the headquarters of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSIC) under the direction of the Ministry of Industries to monitor salt matters. Its numbers are: 02-9573505 and 01715-223949.

The ministry requested all to communicate with the control room for any salt related information.


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