LAHORE: The prices of most seasonal vegetables at Sunday Bazaars were lower compared to last week.
According to the official price list issued by the Lahore Market Committee, the price of tomatoes was lower by 33 per cent as these sold for Rs15 to Rs20 per kg.
A 20 per cent reduction was witnessed in the price of okra; it sold for Rs50 to Rs60 per kg. Capsicums’ price declined by 17 per cent and it was sold for Rs20 to Rs25 per kg. The price of bitter gourd reduced by 14 per cent and it was sold for Rs25 to Rs30 per kg.
The price list showed a 10 per cent decrease in the price of green chili (native); it sold for Rs40 to Rs45 per kg. The prices of ginger (Thai and Chinese) declined by eight and six per cent, respectively – ginger (Thai) was sold for Rs50 to Rs55 a kg and ginger (Chinese) for Rs75 to Rs85 per kg.
The prices of garlic (Indian), lemons (Chinese) and onions declined by seven per cent.
Garlic (Indian) was sold for Rs115 to Rs125 per kg, lemons (Chinese) for Rs60 to Rs65 a kg and onions for Rs24 to Rs28 per kg. A three per cent reduction was witnesses in the price of cauliflower. The vegetable was sold for Rs25 to Rs29 per kg. The price of lemons (native) increased by 11 per cent and it was sold for Rs150 to Rs172 a kg.
Prices of brinjals, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, methi (fenugreek), mongray, peas, potatoes, radish, spinach and taro roots (arvi) remained stable.
Brinjals sold for Rs15 to Rs20 a kg, cabbage for Rs7 to Rs9 a kg, carrots for Rs13 to Rs15 a kg, cucumber for Rs15 to Rs20 a kg, methi for Rs13 to Rs15 a kg, mongray for Rs45 to Rs50 a kg, peas for Rs70 to Rs80 a kg, potatoes for Rs10 to Rs13 a kg, radish for Rs5 a kg, spinach for Rs8 to Rs10 a kg and taro roots for Rs40 to Rs45 a kg.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2016.