Vegetable, fruit prices remain high

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The prices of majority of seasonal vegetables and fruits remained high this week. Rates of chicken also continue to rise.

The rates of onion were slightly reduced in official rate list, but no reduction was witnessed in the markets as the sellers claimed that onion was not sold at reduced rates.

Onion is being imported from Afghanistan and Dubai due to which the rates are not coming down.

However, the rates of tomatoes are going down after the local crop arrived in the market. Similarly, the rates of potatoes come down with the fresh arrival of crop from Punjab and KP. Besides, overcharging on edibles continued.

The district administration is not paying attention to check the artificial rates.

This week price of chicken was further gained by Rs25 per kg, fixed at Rs294-306 per kg, sold at Rs350-370 per kg, and chicken meat by Rs37 per kg, fixed at Rs459 per kg, and sold Rs480-800 per kg. The price of potato soft skin new A-grade was further reduced by Rs2 per kg, fixed at Rs35-38 per kg, B-Grade fixed at Rs30-33 per kg, C-grade at Rs25-28 per kg, mixed sold at Rs40-50 per kg.

The price of onion A-grade was reduced Rs12 per kg, fixed at Rs190-203 kg, sold at Rs230-240 per kg, B-grade at Rs170-180 per kg, sold at Rs200-210 per kg, and C-grade at Rs155-165 per kg, sold at sold at Rs170-180 per kg.

The price of tomato A-grade further declined by Rs5 per kg, fixed at Rs70-75 per kg, sold at Rs100-120 per kg, B-grade at Rs65-70 per kg, and C-grade, fixed Rs55–60 per kg, B&C sold at Rs70-80 per kg.