Monday, February 14, 2005

watch the price of rice in bangladesh

Hartals are back in fashion. For a few weeks, we saw some innovative campaigning - human chains from one end of the country to another. That's all been forgotten after the latest political killings.Rice prices are at record levels, blamed on the devastating flood in 2004. Farmers aren't selling to the government as they can get better prices from the market than the government procurement level.The politicians are underestimating the impact of unaffordable food prices. The price of grain is probably the most vulnerable indicator for any government. They had better solve it if they want to return to (or remain in) power.

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