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Vegetable prices witness sharp cut in twin cities




  • The prices of the essential kitchen items especially vegetables have witnessed a sharp reduction during this week past as compared with proceeding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Saturday. The survey observed that the price of tomatoes witnessed a reduction of Rs 120 per 5 kg from Rs 350 per 5 kg to Rs 230 per 5 kg at wholesale market, while in retail market the commodity is being sold at Rs 50 per kg against Rs 80 per kg.

    Potato price reduced by Rs 30 per 5 kg from Rs 180 5 kg to Rs 150 per 5 kg, which in retail market being sold at Rs 30 per kg against Rs 45 per kg. Onions price also went up by Rs 50 per 5 kg from Rs 200 per 5 kg to Rs 250 per 5 kg, which in retail market are available at Rs 55 per kg against Rs 45 per kg. Spinach is being sold at Rs 20 per kg against Rs 25 per kg, Tinda price reduced by Rs 10 per kg from Rs 50 per kg to Rs 40 per kg and Shimla Mirch reduced by Rs 20 per kg from Rs 140 per kg to Rs 120 per kg. Okra price witnessed a reduction of Rs 10 per kg from Rs 60 per kg to Rs 50 per kg and Karela prices also came down by Rs 10 per kg from Rs 60 per kg to Rs 50 per kg.

    Shan Foods Limited have increased the rates of entire range of sachet pack spices from Rs 20 per sachet pack to Rs 25 per pack, while there is no change in family size or large size packs of spices. Tori, arvi and kaddu prices remained unchanged at Rs 50 per kg, while carrot price witnessed a reduction of Rs 10 per kg from Rs 75 per kg to Rs 65 per kg. Ginger and garlic price witnessed a reduction of Rs 50 per kg and are being sold at Rs 150 per kg against Rs 200 per kg.

    Green Chilli price witnessed a reduced of Rs 10 per kg from Rs 60 per kg 50 per kg, while lemon price reduced by Rs 30 per kg from Rs 150 per kg to Rs 120 per. Cauliflower price came down from Rs 300 per 5 kg to Rs 230 per 5 kg in wholesales market which in retail market is being sold at Rs 50 per kg against Rs 70 per kg.

    Peas price reduced by Rs 180 per 5 kg in wholesales market from Rs 600 per 5 kg to Rs 420 per 5 kg which in retail market is being sold at Rs 110 per kg against Rs 160 per kg, Brinjal price also reduced by Rs 30 per 5 kg in wholesales market from Rs 200 per 5 kg to Rs 170 per 5 kg which in retail market is being sold at Rs 40 per kg against Rs 45 per kg, bean price came down by Rs 60 per 5 kg in wholesales market from Rs 360 per 5 kg to Rs 300 per 5 kg, which in retail market is being sold at Rs 70 per kg against Rs 80 per kg.

    While there is no change in the prices of different spices, pulses, fresh and packed milk, different brands of rice, eggs, tea, ghee and other items. Beef is being sold at Rs 420 per kg, mutton being sold at Rs 700 per kg, wheat flour available at Rs 750 per 20 kg bag, Live chicken price is stable at Rs 4,800 per 40 kg which in retail market it is being sold at Rs 130 per kg while chicken meat price also reduced is being sold Rs 270 per kg.

    Guava is being sold at Rs 60 per kg, fresh arrived apples are available in the range of Rs 50 per kg to Rs 150 per kg, Chonsa mango price went up by Rs 20 per kg from Rs 120 per kg to Rs 140 per kg, while other quality mangoes are being sold at Rs 80-120 per kg, good quality grapes are available at Rs 150 per kg, while normal quality grapes are being sold at Rs 100 per kg, different qualities of local banana are being sold in the range of Rs 60 to Rs 100 per dozen, while Indian banana is available at Rs 150 per dozen.

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