Fruit and vegetable prices have started coming down significantly in Lahore. During the last 27 days, the price of potato had come down by Rs58 per kg, onion by Rs27 per kg and tomato by Rs45 per kg.
On the other hand, the prices of ginger imported from Thailand and China had gone up by Rs30- 250 per kg. The price will be reduced when two ships carrying ginger from Thailand reach Karachi.
In a meeting chaired by Punjab Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal, the Agriculture Department special Secretary said that the local crop of onion, tomato and potato had started coming in the market due to which the prices had come down significantly. The price of new potato was Rs105 per kg three weeks ago which now was Rs47.
According to tribune.com.pk¸ the price of onion had come down from Rs 68 per kg to Rs41 per kg while the price of tomato had dropped from Rs145 to Rs100 per kg. Ginger was imported from China and Thailand. Due to the delay in import by the private sector in recent days, the price of Thai ginger had gone up from Rs470 per kg to Rs720 per kg while the price of Chinese ginger had gone up from Rs170 per kg to Rs200 per kg.
Vegetables price drop 26-77% in Faisalabad
Wholesale prices of various vegetables including potato, onion and tomato have witnessed a decrease of 26 to 77 percent in Faisalabad.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Ali said on Saturday that a reduction of Rs.47 per kilogram (kg) was witnessed in the wholesale price of potato, Rs.22 in onion price, Rs.85 in tomato price, Rs.123 in peas price, Rs.50 in green chilli price, Rs.24 in cauliflower price, Rs.15 in carrot prices and Rs.37 in turnip price.
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