Dhaka, Sept. 24 -- Vegetable prices witnessed a notable hike by Tk 10-40 a kg last week, raising the sufferings of the commoners - already battered with a rocketing price trend of most essentials.

Vegetable prices surged amid a declining supply of the summer varieties as well as following a significant gap between their prices at farm and city retail levels, said market experts.

Tomato price increased to Tk 140-150 a kg, while carrot to Tk 180-190 a kg on Friday, showing Tk 20-40 a kg hike in a week, according to vendors in the kitchen markets.

Long-yard bean was retailed at Tk 85-100 a kg, brinjal Tk 80-90 a kg, cucumber, pointed gourd, okra, snake gourd, sponge gourd, ridge gourd and bitter gourd Tk 60-80 a kg, pumpkin Tk 45-50 a kg,...