Introduction: the market which sits in the village is called a village market. It is a very useful for the villagers.
Kinds of market: there two kinds of village market; the daily market and the weekly market. The daily market is called “bazar”. It sits in the morning and breaks up before noon. The weekly market is called “hat”. It sits once or twice a week and breaks up late in the evening.
Where sits: a village market sits in an open place in the heart of outskirts of a village. Most of the village markets are situated of the banks of rivers or canals or by the sides of the roads. The sitting place of a village market is mainly determined by the transport facilities.
Sections of market: a village market is broadly divided into three parts: open space, temporary sheds and permanent sheds fish, milk, vegetables, fruit, betel nut, betel, leaf etc…are sold in the open space. People buy their daily necessaries here. This is why a huge rush of the people can buy oil, salt, onion, garlic; ginger, pulse etc form the grocers. These shops these shops are erected by keeping sufficient passage between the two rows for buyers and sellers to move freely. Cloth, shoes, rice, wheat, flour, ghee, spices and different stationary items are sold in the permanent shops. There are also tailors and sweetmeat sellers. One or two cows and goats are slaughtered on hat days and people buy meat. People can also have fowls, hen’s ducks, pigeons etc. Cattle are also sold in big markets. There are also tea-stalls and the shops of barbers. Her things are bought and sold after close haggling between buyers and sellers. The fish market in the most crowded part of the market. The prices of things are generally cheaper in a collage market.
Advantages/usefulness: people in many a way, advantages or use fullness of a village market beggar description. It helps the village people in many a way. It helps them people sell the surplus products and buy their essentials. It saves them from the troubles of going distant places for buying and selling things. It also helps them carry on business and make money. It is a good meeting place for them. Here they meet their kith and kin and a variety of people. They assemble gossip and discuss everything under the sky. Besides, many problems and quarrels of the village are discussed and settled here. Thus a village market is like a parliament for the village people.
Disadvantages/demerits: there is nothing on earth which is an unmixed blessing. A village market is not also free from defects. There is no fixed price for any of the items sold in this market. A customer may be cheated at any time. It has a bad effect on the morality of the children. Villagers very often indulge in quarreling over pollutes environment and affects health. Pick-pockets and gambles come up and do their evils. Sometimes, the shopkeepers are also oppressed by the local criminals.
Conclusion: a village market is a part and parcel of our rural economy. The taking of proper steps to better the conditions of the village markets is a crying need of the day.
A village market
Introduction: a village market is a place where the villagers meet buy and sell things. It is a buying and selling center for the filigrees. Generally it sits every morning. Besides, big markets sit once or twice a week.
Where sits: a village market generally stands at a place where people can easily come for buying and selling things. So it usually stands at the junction of roads or by the side of a river or a canal. Large banyan trees are let grown to give shade and shelter.
Kinds of village market: there are two kinds of village market. They are daily market and weekly market. Daily market is called “bazar”. In different parts of Bangladesh, it is also called arong. It sits daily in the morning. Weekly market is called “hat”. It sits once or twice a week in the evening.
Parts of a village market: a village market has three parts like open space, temporary shad and permanent shed. It the open space the sellers sit in rows. Fish, milk, fruits, betel, leaves, vegetables etc. Are sold her. In the temporary shed oil, rice, salt, pepper, etc. Are sold. Some grocers, tailors, doctors, potters etc. Sit in the permanent shed.
Advantages: the village market is very use full to the villagers. Here they gay all things of daily use. It saves the villagers form going to distant places to buy things. It is the meeting place of the villagers. The villagers find a social and friendly life here.
Disadvantages: a village market has some disadvantages too. It is a noisy and unhealthy place. The pickpockets gather there. Besides due to lack of cleanliness, it often turns into an unhygienic place.
Conclusion: the village market does great service to the rural people. It is the backbone of the rural economy. We should take concerts efforts to develop this traditional aspect of our rural environment.