Barishal city dwellers are not getting onions from Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) as the supply for the city ran out only in two days.
The TCB sold 10 tonnes of onion between Wednesday and Thursday at Tk45. After that the price of onions hiked by Tk10-20.
Md Anisur Rahman, head of the TCB's Barishal office, said: "This office is not providing the dealers with onions as we don't have any supply now."
"However, a letter of demand has been sent to the central office. It has assured us but we are unsure of when the supply will come."
Onions were being sold at Tk180 to Tk200 in Barisal city in the last two days even though the price had dropped in the retail markets.
Advocate Mokter Hossain, a resident of the city, said the prices of onions fell to some extent as the TCB sale had started. The prices, again, increased by Tk10 to 20 in the last two days.