Observer ReportSaturday, June 23, 2012 - LahoreóThe Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has announced to further slash the prices of around 200 kitchen items. The new prices will immediately affect on all utility stores throughout the country.
The USC officials said that the corporation has provided relief to the public by reducing the rate of all ghee and cooking oil brands by Rs5 to Rs15. In the same way, the prices of all verities of teas have also been cut by Rs10 to Rs55 subject to their weight and brand. However some items particularly spicesí rates have been raised, they added.
As per the new rate list, said that Utility Stores Corporation reduced price of Dalda cooking oil of 5kg by Rs15 to Rs1005 while Dalda ghee of same weight has also been slashed by Rs15 to RS1015. Rate of Kisan ghee of 5kg was cut by Rs20 to Rs920.
Officials said that rates of almost all ghee brands and varieties, which amount to almost 100, have been decreased.
According to the new list, the rate of different items and varieties of Habib spices have been increased by Re1 to Rs17 subject to their weight.
It is to be noted that the corporation, earlier on 14th of this month had reduced prices of USCís own brand of cooking oil and ghee by Rs4 per kilogram. According to the new reduced prices, the ghee will be available at Rs160 per kg instead of Rs164 per kg, whereas cooking oil will be available for Rs162 per kg after decrease of Rs4 per kg.
Sources in USC said that further decrease in general items expected in the month of Ramazan.
Yellowlable tea of 190 gram rate has be cut by Rs11 to Rs122, Tapal tea of 190 gram rate was reduced by Rs25 to Rs250 and Supreme tea pack of 450 gram was down by Rs25 to Rs273. In the same way some relief has been announced beverages, as Jam-e-Sherin of 1.5 litre rate was down by Rs6 to Rs242.