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Vegetables, chicken meat prices up

By Jawwad Rizvi
November 20, 2023
This image shows a vendor selling fresh vegetables. — AFP/File
This image shows a vendor selling fresh vegetables. — AFP/File

LAHORE:Increasing trend in the prices of almost all vegetables was recorded this week while the prices of few were reduced only in the list but no impact of reducing rates were seen in the markets prices.

Chicken meat has again picked the upwards price trajectory and its price increased continuously for the last two consecutive weeks. Alongside, there is no regulated rates of fish issued so the sellers are selling at their own rates. Non-implementation of the official rates raised the questions about the price fixation mechanism of the government which also proved that the wrong rate lists are being issued by the authorities or the relevant authorities failed to implement it. In both cases, the major responsibility comes on the DC office which is involved in both price list release and price fixation and implementation of it through price control magistrates. This wrong price fixation also gives a free hand to the sellers to overcharge the consumers. The sellers refused to sell the perishable at official rates and consumers are forced to pay higher rates.

The price of chicken increased by Rs15 per kg, fixed at Rs331-344 per kg, sold at Rs380-400 per kg, and chicken meat fixed at Rs499 per kg, and sold Rs540-1,000 per kg.

The price of potato sugar-free A-grade declined by Rs25 per kg, fixed at Rs80-85 per kg, sold at Rs120 per kg, B-Grade fixed at Rs65-70 per kg, C-grade fixed at Rs55-60 per kg, mixed sold at Rs80-100 per kg.

The price of onion A-grade unchanged at Rs105-110 per kg, sold at Rs150 per kg, B-grade fixed at Rs95-100 per kg, sold at Rs120-130 per kg, and C-grade fixed at Rs80-85 per kg, sold at Rs100-110 per kg.

The price of tomato A-grade reduced, fixed at Rs140-148 per kg, sold at Rs250 per kg, B-grade by Rs35 per kg, fixed at Rs124-130 per kg, and C-grade by Rs55 per kg, fixed at Rs115-120 per kg, both B&C mixed sold at Rs200 per kg.

The price of garlic local increased by Rs50 per kg, fixed at Rs400-420 per kg, sold at Rs500 per kg, and Garlic China by Rs65 per kg, fixed at Rs585-605 per kg, sold at Rs800 per kg. The price Ginger Thai reduced by Rs20 per kg, fixed at Rs415-435 per kg, sold at Rs600 per kg, Garlic Indonesia gained by Rs50 per kg, fixed at Rs310-320 per kg, sold at Rs500 per kg and ginger China reduced by Rs15 per kg, fixed at Rs585-605 per kg, sold at Rs800 per kg.

Cucumber farm price increased by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs72-75 per kg, sold at Rs100-120 per kg. Bitter gourd price increased, fixed at Rs72-75 per kg, sold at Rs100-120 per kg. The price of Spinach farm fixed at Rs36-38, sold at Rs60-70 per kg.

Zucchini local price increased by Rs15 per kg, fixed at Rs175-180 per kg, sold at Rs240-250 per kg, Zucchini farm by Rs9 per kg, fixed at Rs70-74 per kg, sold at Rs100 per kg, and Zucchini long by Rs2 per kg, fixed at Rs40-42 per kg, sold at Rs80 per kg. The price of lemon China declined by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs47-50 per kg, sold at Rs100-160 per kg. Ladyfinger price increased by Rs20 per kg, fixed at Rs76-80 per kg, sold at Rs180-200 per kg. Carrot Chinese reduced by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs170-175 per kg, sold at Rs280-300 per kg, carrot local by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs55-58 per kg, sold at Rs80-100 per kg. Turnip was reduced by Rs10 per kg, fixed at Rs76-80 per kg, sold at Rs120-140 per kg.

Pea price increased by Rs15 per kg, fixed at Rs170-175 per kg, sold at Rs200-240 per kg. The price of different variety of apples was fixed at Rs60-265 per kg, sold at Rs130-400 per kg. The price of Banana A-category unchanged at Rs110-115 per dozen, sold at Rs130-150 per dozen, and B-category fixed at Rs85-90 per dozen, sold at Rs120 per dozen, and C-category fixed at Rs65-70 per dozen, sold at Rs80-100 per dozen. Grapes Gola price increased by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs195-200 per kg, sold at Rs300-325 per kg, Grapes Sunderkhani reduced by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs315-330 per kg, sold at Rs400-500 per kg, Grapes toofi by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs250-260 per kg, sold at Rs350-400 per kg.

Pomegranate danaydar price reduced by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs325-340 per kg, sold at Rs400 per kg, Pomegranate khandahri gained by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs260-270 per kg, sold at Rs250-400 per kg, Pomegranate bedana was reduced by Rs40 per kg, fixed at Rs545-565 per kg, sold at Rs700-1000. Guava was fixed at Rs70-135 per kg and sold at Rs130-250 per kg.