Rice Prices Rise, Cheap Markets Are Attacked by Residents

Rice Prices Rise, Cheap Markets Are Attacked by Residents


Residents buy basic necessities at the Cheap Market held by the Jembrana Cooperatives, SMEs and Trade Service at the Ir Arts Building. Soekarno, Friday (23/2). (BP/Special)

NEGARA, BALIPOST.com – The still high price of rice and a number of other basic commodities in a number of traditional markets in Jembrana, was addressed by holding a Cheap Market by the Jembrana Cooperatives, SMEs and Trade Service at the Ir Arts Building. Soekarno, Friday (23/2). As a result, this cheap market was invaded by residents.

Basic food packages from the Jembrana Region Bulog, in the form of rice, oil and sugar, are the most popular among residents.
The basic food package, which consists of 10 kilograms of SPHP (Food Price Supply Stability) rice, 1 kilogram of premium sugar and 1 liter of cooking oil is sold for IDR 138 thousand.

This price is much cheaper and more affordable than retail on the market, especially rice. On the market, the retail price for medium rice ranges from IDR 15,000 to IDR 17,000 per kilogram.

Head of the Jembrana SME and Trade Cooperatives Service, I Komang Agus Adinata, said that this cheap market was held three times ahead of Galungan in different locations.

Apart from the Ir Soekarno Arts Building, a cheap market was also held in Pekutatan on Thursday (22/2) and finally opened in Baler Bale Agung, Negara District on Monday (26/2). “For basic necessities, we collaborate with Bulog Jembrana. “Apart from that, there are also several other necessary ingredients, such as fruit and others,” explained Adinata.

This effort is one way to stabilize rice prices. Bulog provides 2 tons of SPHP rice with a 5 kilogram packaging price of IDR 53 thousand. Next, cooking oil, 120 liters (Rp. 15,500 per liter) and 80 kilograms of granulated sugar at a price of Rp. 16,500 per kilogram. (Surya Dharma/balipost)

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