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January 27, 2020

Prices of vegetables, fruit remain high

Lahore

January 27, 2020

LAHORE:Prices of vegetables and fruit are not coming down mainly due to increase in cost of production and transportation charges despite the harvesting has reached its peak and ample supplies are arriving in markets.

Last year in the month of January and February, prices of winter vegetables had come down to the lowest level due to increasing harvesting and supplies so the consumers got the benefits. However, this year no signal of reduction in the prices was witnessed in the month of January despite harvesting reached its peak and ample supplies are arriving in markets.

Similarly, prices of Kinow, Musami and other variants are higher than the last year. Farmers claimed that cost of their production is high, therefore, the prices of the fruit are higher.

Subsequently, during the current month the rates of potatoes and onions are also higher than the rates of last year. Increase in the production cost due to economic policies of the government is adversely affecting the masses.

The price of potato soft skin new A-grade was reduced by Rs 9 per kg, fixed at Rs 23 to 28 per kg, not available, and potato B-grade fixed at Rs 19 to 23 per kg, sold at Rs 28 per kg.

The price of onion A-grade was reduced by Re one per kg, fixed at Rs 40 to 44 per kg, not available, B-grade at Rs 36 to 40 per kg, sold at Rs 44 per kg.

The price of tomato A-grade was reduced by Rs 7 per kg, fixed at Rs 68 to 73 per kg, B-grade at Rs 63 to 68 per kg mixed sold at Rs 73 per kg. Garlic local was increased by Rs 29 per kg, fixed at Rs 246 to 287 per kg, sold at Rs 320 per kg, garlic Chinese gained by Rs 17 per kg, fixed at Rs 265 to 272 per kg, not sold.

Ginger Chinese was gained by Rs 19 per kg, fixed at Rs 275 to 308 per kg, sold at Rs 320 per kg. Brinjal was unchanged at Rs 87 to 90 per kg, not sold on account of wrong pricing. Cucumber farm was reduced by Rs 4 per kg, fixed at Rs 42 to 44 per kg, sold at Rs 50 per kg. Biter gourd was gained by Rs 14 per kg, fixed at Rs 120 to 125 per kg, not sold.

Spinach local was fixed at Rs 38 to 40 per kg, not sold and spinach farm fixed at Rs 30 to 32 per kg, sold at Rs 40 per kg. Zucchini long was reduced by Rs 7 per kg, fixed at 58 to 61 per kg, sold at Rs 80 per kg. The price of lemon Chinese was fixed at Rs 50 to 52 per kg, sold at Rs 80 per kg.

Cauliflower was reduced byRs 5 per kg, fixed at Rs 33 to 35 per kg, sold at Rs 40 per kg, and cabbage was increased by Rs 5 per kg, fixed at Rs 48 to 50 per kg, not sold on pricing issue. Pumpkin was fixed at Rs 90 to 93 per kg, sold at Rs 120 per kg.

Lady finger was fixed at Rs 105 to 110 per kg, not sold. Arum was fixed at Rs 80 to 83 per kg, not sold. Green chili price was gained by Rs 5 per kg, fixed at Rs 135 to 140 per kg, sold at Rs 200 per kg. Capsicum price was reduced by Rs 8 per kg, fixed 158 to 162 per kg, lower quality sold at Rs 200 per kg. The price of pea was reduced by Rs 15 per kg, fixed at Rs 110 to 115 per kg.

Carrot local was reduced by Re one per kg, fixed at Rs 30 to 32 per kg. Coriander was fixed at Rs 70 to 75 per kg, sold at Rs 120 per kg. Beans were sold at Rs 200 per kg while no rates were issued. Methi was increased by Rs 2 per kg, fixed at Rs 38 to 40 per kg.

Turnip was unchanged at Rs 26 to 28 per kg, sold at Rs 30 per kg. Mustard leaves fixed at Rs 28 to 30 per kg. Radish was fixed at Rs 11 to 12 per kg, sold at Rs 15 per kg. Beetroot was gained by Rs 5 per kg, fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per kg.

The price of different variety of apples was fixed at Rs 65 to 145 per kg, B-grade sold at Rs 80 to 140 per kg and A-grade was sold at Rs 180 per kg.