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.