Kitchen Market Monitoring in Bangladesh: A Study on Dhaka South City Corporation

  •  Md. Mansur Hossen    


Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is the former self-governing corporationwhich is associated with the task of running the affairs of the city of Dhaka . According to the Local Government Act (Amendment), 2011, it is the mandatory function of City Corporation to show the price chart of daily necessities in front of market. Sellers are bound to follow this price chart. It is the right of citizens to bargain with seller to follow this chart. DSCC (Dhaka South City Corporation) acts as a watchdog in the market to follow the price chart. But unfortunately, price chart do not exist in many markets of DSCC jurisdiction. Although sometimes price chart exit but it is not updated regularly. In Bangladesh, every marketing sphere is controlled by a financially powered group. They are also considered as syndicate. They control each and every movements of market. The kitchen market is not out of their black hand. Therefore, it is obvious that every classes of customer need to go there for their own daily essential commodities.The price of daily essential commodities imposed by DCC is not followed by the sellers. Imposed price of DCC is not effective for customer unawareness and their indifferent attitude. Most of the time, it is impossible to pursue the imposed price although Government and its related administration department want to control it. The objectives of the study is to conduct a survey on the Bazaar monitoring system of DSCC and the effectiveness of the corporation to monitor the prices of daily necessities in a kitchen market. This research is mainly qualitative in nature. A stratified sampling method is followed for conducting this research. Data is collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data has been collected from four kitchen market (Polashi Bazaar,Ananda Bazaar,New Market Bazaar and Hatirpool Bazaar) under DSCC jurisdiction. Secondary sources of data are books, internet, journals, DSCC’s acts, DSCC’s annual reports and reports of different research organizations concerned with Bazaar monitoring.

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  • Issn(Print): 1927-517X
  • Issn(Onlne): 1927-5188
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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