A village market is an important place for the villagers. We find a village market in almost every village in Bangladesh. A village market generally sits at the junction of roads, under a big banyan tree, or on the bank of a canal or a river. Villagers sell and buy their daily necessities. It sits in the afternoon and breaks at nightfall. It generally sits twice a week. A village market has various parts. But it has mainly two parts – permanent shops and temporary shops. In the permanent shops people buy clothes, medicine, paper, rice, etc. from the temporary shops, people buy vegetables, milk, and fish. The fish market is the most crowded of all. It is the noisiest too. The betel-leaf seller sits in a corner under the shed. He is a busy seller. A village market plays an important role in the life of the villagers. It is their meeting place. They meet their friends and relatives there. They discuss village politics and settle disputes. The village postman finds it a unique place to deliver letters, money orders, etc. There are two kinds of markets – daily markets and ‘hats’. Daily markets open in the morning and break up at 2 p.m. Generally ‘hats’ sit twice in a week. It opens in the afternoon and breaks up at night. A village market shows the simplicity of the villagers. It is the best study of the character and standard of a village. Village markets are very important in rural areas. The villagers cannot do without it. But markets are dusty, nasty, and unsanitary. Their condition should be improved.
A Village Market
Question: Write a paragraph about ‘village market’ used by the following keywords: Buy; Center; Place; Week; Bazar; Permanent; Meeting.
Answer: a village market is a place where villagers meet to buy and sell things. It is a useful buying and selling center for the villagers. It generally sits at an open place on the outskirt of a village or by the side of a river or a canal or a road. There are two kinds of village markets. Many of them sit once or twice a week. These are called hats. Again, big and rich villages have daily Bazars. Hats usually sit in the evening while Bazars sit in the morning and continue until midday. There are permanent and temporary shops in the village market. On the market day, many shops sit outside under the open sky. Rice, vegetables, fish, poultry, and house-made things are bought and sold in the market. Fish and betel leaves have the largest sale. A village market is the meeting place of the villagers. They also get news and views from here.
A Village Market
Question: Write a paragraph about ‘A Village Market’ by answering the questions below.
- What is a village market?
- What are the kinds of village markets?
- When is a daily market held?
- When is a periodical market or a but held?
- What are the parts of a village market?
Answer: A village market is a place where the villagers buy and sell essential things for them. A village market is of two kinds. One is called a hat and the other is called a bazar. The daily market is held in the morning every day. It is called a bazaar. When a village market is held once or twice a week in the afternoon, it is called a hat. A village market is generally held in an open place on the bank of a river or a canal or by the side of a road. It is broadly divided into three parts—open space, temporary sheds, and permanent sheds. In the open space shops of the same kind sit together. Here milk, fruit, betel leaves, vegetables, fish, etc are sold. In the temporary sheds, there sit the grocers who deal in oil, salt, cloves, pepper, pen, ink, paper, etc. Fishmongers sit under the temporary sheds and it is the crowdiest part of the market. The permanent shops are often some pacca or semi-pucca sheds. Here the shopkeepers sell rice, wheat, pulse, flour, sugar, oil, ghee, spices, clothes, and other useful things. A village market is the meeting place of the village people where they exchange their news and views with one another.