Vegetables prices at Sunday bazaars shoot up to 100%
Mixed price trend was witnessed at Sunday bazaars of the city with the complaints of overcharging and onion shortage. However, relatively brisk business activities were recorded this week.
At Sunday bazaars at Shalimar, Ravi Road, Begum Kot, Islampura, Taj Pura and Green Town, vendors were selling lower quality and rotten fruits and vegetables at higher rates.
Shortage of some vegetables including cauliflower and green chilli was recorded while other fruits and vegetables were readily available. In some Sunday bazaars buyers made complaints of overcharging as the vendors were found violating the official price list issued by the Lahore Market Committee.
The price of potato (new) was fixed at Rs 36 to 42 per kg and low quality one at Rs 28 to 30 with an increase of Rs 2 per kg and those at the stores at Rs 15 to 16. However, potatoes were sold at Rs 40 per kg.
Onion price was fixed at Rs 34 to 39 per kg with a reduction of Rs 12 per kg as locally produced onion supplies were improved. Tomato price was fixed at Rs 54 to 56 per kg but sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Garlic (China) was fixed at Rs 75 to 80 per kg and garlic (desi) at Rs 78 to 85 per kg and was sold at Rs 120 per kg.
Ginger (China) was fixed at Rs 145 to 150 per kg with an increase of Rs 10 per kg and Ginger (Burma) was fixed at Rs 70 to 75 per kg and sold at Rs 150 per kg.
Spinach price was increased by Rs 11 per kg and fixed at Rs 20 to 25 per kg and sold at Rs 30 per kg. Brinjal price was gained by Rs 13 per kg and reached at Rs 40 to 45 per kg while sold at Rs 50 per kg.
Cabbage price rose by Rs 10 per kg and was fixed at Rs 50 to 60 per kg while cauliflower’s price rose by Rs 24 to 28 per kg, reaching Rs 80 to 90 per kg, while being sold at Rs 100 per kg.
A 100 percent increase in the rates of Bitergourd was registered which was sold at Rs 90 to 100 per kg from Rs 45 to 50 per kg.
Teenday rate was also increase by Rs 30 per kg reached at Rs 70 to 80 per kg while sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Pumpkin price was doubled reached at Rs 40 to 45 per kg and sold at Rs 50 per kg. Kulfa rate was increased by Rs 45 per kg reached at Rs 80 to 90 per kg and sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Peas rate was Rs 95 to 100 per kg but not available there, capsicum was sold at Rs 80 to 100 per kg against official price of Rs 65 to 70 per kg. Green chilli was fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per kg and sold at Rs 80 per kg, lemon at Rs 45 to 50 per kg. Ladyfinger was gained by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 60 to 70 per kg and sold at Rs 80 per kg while arum price was Rs 40 to 45 per kg and sold at Rs 50 per kg.
Rates of different variety of apple was fixed at Rs 40 to 80 per kg while B grade was sold at Rs 60 to 80 per kg in makeshift bazaars while in open market good quality was sold at Rs 70 to 80 per kg. Banana A grade was fixed at Rs 45 to 50 per dozen and sold at Rs 60 per dozen while in open market sold at Rs 50 per dozen.
Peach special was fixed at Rs 90 to 100 per kg and B grade at Rs 55 to 60 per kg while it sold at Rs 100 per kg. Pomegranate desi was fixed at Rs 60 to 80 per kg and sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Mangoes of different variety were fixed at Rs 35 to 90 per kg while lower quality was sold in range of Rs 70 to 90 per kg. Peer was fixed at Rs 25 to 40 per kg while sold at Rs 60 per kg. Grapes sundarkhani was fixed at Rs 135 to 150 per kg sold at Rs 160 per kg and grapes gola at Rs 80 to 85 per kg sold at Rs 100 per kg. Sweet fruit was fixed at Rs 50 to 65 per dozen from Rs 45 to 50 per dozen.