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December 9, 2019

Surge in fruit, vegetable prices continues

Lahore

December 9, 2019

LAHORE:Increasing trend in the prices of essential vegetables and fruits continued besides overcharging due to negligence of the government.

No impact was witnessed for the consumers following decline in some vegetables rates as these items were not sold in any of the makeshift markets of the city, including tomato while in open markets, it was sold double than the official rates. Additionally, open overcharging was also witnessed in the makeshift markets after midday as no administrative staff was present there giving free hands to the sellers to fleece the consumers. Similarly, B and C grade items were sold at A-grade prices in these makeshift markets while the price control magistrates of the government were unable to check this phenomenon.

It seems that ongoing government campaign against overcharging proved to be a futile exercise as the public was unable to get the advantage of fines imposed by the government on the sellers on price list violators.

The price of potato soft skin was fixed at Rs40 to 42 per kg, and potato stored at Rs24 to 25 per kg. The onion price was reduced by Rs4 per kg fixed at Rs64 to 66 per kg, lower quality was sold at Rs66 per kg. The price of tomato was also declined by Rs10 per kg, fixed at Rs125 to 135 per kg, but not sold there and open markets sold at Rs250 per kg. Garlic local was fixed at Rs210 to 215 per kg, sold at Rs24 per kg, garlic Chinese at Rs218 to 230 per kg, sold at Rs280 per kg.

Ginger Chinese was gained by Rs7 per kg, fixed at Rs275 to 280 per kg, sold at Rs320 per kg. Brinjal was gained by Rs6 per kg, fixed at Rs37 to 39 per kg, sold at Rs40 per kg. Cucumber farm was increased by Rs15 per kg, fixed at Rs53 to 55 per kg, sold at Rs80 per kg. Bitter gourd was increased by Rs16 per kg, fixed at Rs64 to 66 per kg, sold at Rs70 per kg.

Spinach local was gained by Rs2 per kg, fixed at Rs28 to 30 per kg, and spinach farm by Rs3 per kg, was fixed at Rs18 to 20 per kg, sold at Rs30 per kg.

Zucchini farm was gained by Rs14 per kg, fixed at Rs61 to 64 per kg, not sold on pricing issue. Zucchini long was gained by Rs2 per kg, fixed at Rs40 to 42 per kg, sold at Rs50 per kg. The price of lemon Chinese stable at Rs48 to 50 per kg, sold at Rs80 per kg.

Cauliflower was gained by Rs12 per kg, fixed at Rs50 to 52 per kg, sold at Rs60 per kg, and cabbage was reduced by Rs6 per kg, fixed at Rs40 to 42 per kg, sold at Rs50 per kg. Pumpkin was gained by Rs12 per kg, fixed at Rs48 to 50 per kg, sold at Rs60 per kg and pumpkin long was sold at Rs80 per kg.

Ladyfinger was increased by Rs8 per kg, fixed at Rs90 to 93 per kg, not sold. Arum was fixed at Rs70 to 73 per kg, not sold. Green chili price was fixed at Rs125 to 130 per kg, sold at Rs160 per kg. Capsicum was reduced by Rs27 per kg, fixed at Rs151 to 157 per kg, sold at Rs200 per kg. The price of pea was gained by Rs3 per kg fixed at Rs85 to 88 per kg, sold at Rs120 per kg. Carrot local was increased by Rs2 per kg, fixed at Rs40 to 42 per kg, sold at Rs45 per kg.

Coriander was fixed at Rs40 to 45 per kg, sold at Rs100 per kg. Beans were fixed at Rs57 to 60 per kg, sold at Rs200 per kg. Methi was fixed at Rs26 to 28 per kg, sold at Rs40 per kg. Turnip was fixed at Rs26 to 28 per kg, sold at Rs30 per kg. Mustard leaves were fixed at Rs22 to 24 per kg, sold at Rs30 per kg. Mongray was fixed at Rs77 to 80 per kg, sold at Rs100 per kg. Radish was fixed at Rs10 to 11 per kg, sold at Rs20 per kg.

The price of different variety of apples was fixed at Rs80 to 146 per kg, B-grade sold at Rs90 to 140 per kg and A-grade was sold at Rs180 per kg. The price of banana A-category was fixed at Rs64 to 67 per dozen and B-category was fixed at Rs43 to 46 per dozen, sold at Rs65 per dozen, while A-category was not available.

Papaya was fixed at Rs105 to 110 per kg, not sold there. Pomegranate Bedana was fixed at Rs275 to 285 per kg, not sold, Pomegranate Khandari was fixed at Rs153 to 188 per kg sold at Rs200 per kg. Grapes Iranian was fixed at Rs155 to 160 per kg, sold at Rs200 per kg. Guava was fixed at Rs52 to 54 per kg, sold at Rs80 per kg. Sweet potato was gained by Rs3 per kg, fixed at Rs48 to 50 per kg, not sold. Water-nut was fixed at Rs65 to 68 per kg, sold at Rs70 per kg.

Grape fruit was fixed at Rs18 to 19 per piece, lower quality sold at Rs20 per piece. Musami was fixed at Rs84 to 96 dozen, lower grade sold at Rs80 to 100 per dozen. Citrus fruit was fixed at Rs37 to 65 per kg; lower quality was sold at Rs70 per kg.

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