Vegetable Prices Up In Sunday Bazaars
EARLY morning rain affected arrangements at all Sunday bazaars this week. Tents were uprooted due to a heavy wind while the district management failed to remove water from Sunday bazaars areas and filthy condition was seen in every Sunday bazaar.
Every year during the rainy season rainwater inundates Sunday bazaars areas but the district management did not take any concert step to end this problem. Filthy conditions worsened the situation and visitors complained to the management there about the poor sanitation condition at the bazaars.
Interestingly, the management of the bazaars instead of resolving the issue, asked the complainants to be thankful to the district government which arranged the bazaars despite rain. Incidents of quarrels were also seen as the vendors were asking the management to install the tents as due to sunshine their vegetables and fruits were damaging. Those who install tents were also not doing work, saying that they had installed tents once and now the stall holders should install the tents.
The most pathetic condition was observed in Tajpura, Green Town and Shahdara Sunday bazaars this week while the Shalimar Sunday bazaar was the only bazaar where rainwater was not seen. This week again shortage of vegetables was seen in Sunday bazaars while the low quality and rotten fruits were sold. New potato, pickle mangoes, cabbage and cauliflower were seen in any Sunday bazaars. Similarly, majority of fruits and vegetables sold in Sunday bazaars was substandard while in poor localities’ Sunday bazaars vendors even sold rotten items but the district management remained silent over it.
Increasing prices of majority of fruits and vegetables were witnessed this week. Prices of 17 vegetables were increased while rates of only four vegetables were reduced.
Price of new potato was increased by Re 1 to Rs 2 per kg fixed at Rs 26 to 32 per kg but it was not available. Rate of potato, store, was fixed at Rs 15 to 18 per kg but the vendors sold it at the price of new potato. Rate of onion was reduced by Re 1 per kg and fixed at Rs 15 to 20 per kg from Rs 16 to 20 per kg but the vendors sold it by mixing low quality potato at Rs 20 per kg. Price of tomato was further increased by Rs 6 to 2 per kg and fixed at Rs 32 to 38 per kg from Rs 26 to 36 per kg and its low quality was sold at Rs 38 per kg. Garlic, China, further gained Rs 25 to 30 per kg and its price was fixed at Rs 170 to 185 per kg from Rs 145 to 155 per kg and was sold up to Rs 200 per kg. Garlic, Desi, rate was increased by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 130 to 150 per kg and was sold at Rs 160 to 180 per kg. Price of ginger, Burma, was fixed at Rs 80 to 82 per kg and ginger, China, at Rs 120 to 125 per kg from Rs 115 to 118 per kg and vendors sold ginger, Burma, at Rs 120 per kg.
Spinach price was fixed at Rs 3 to 5 per kg from Rs 4 to 5 per kg and sold at Rs 10 per kg.
Brinjal gained Re 1 to Rs 2 per kg and its price was fixed at Rs 16 to 22 per kg from Rs 15 to 20 per kg. Cucumber, Desi, rates were enhanced by Rs 12 to 14 per kg and reached Rs 28 to 38 per kg from Rs 16 to 24 per kg and was sold at Rs 40
per kg. Cauliflower price was fixed at Rs 24 to 30 per kg from Rs 20 to 25 per kg and cabbage at Rs 20 to 25 per kg from Rs 14 to 18 per kg but both were missing in Sunday bazaars.
Price of Luffa was increased by Rs 10 to 8 per kg and fixed at Rs 25 to 30 per kg from Rs 15 to 22 per kg.
Desi Tinda rate was fixed at Rs 34 to 42 per kg from Rs 35 to 42 per kg but sold at Rs 45 per kg.
Bitter gourd gained Rs 4 per kg and its price was fixed at Rs 24 to 32 per kg from Rs 20 to 28 per kg.
Pumpkin price was increased by Rs 3 per kg and fixed at Rs 28 to32 per kg but sold up to Rs 35 per kg.
Price of ladyfinger was raised by Rs 5 to 4 per kg and fixed at Rs 25 to 32 per kg from Rs 20 to28 per kg.
Peas rates were reduced by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 70 to 80 per kg from Rs 70 to 90 per kg but were missing in majority of Sunday bazaars, where available, sold at Rs 100 to 120 per kg.
Capsicum gained Rs 6 to 2 per kg and its rate was fixed at Rs 26 to 32 per kg from Rs 20 to 30 per kg and green chili price was fixed at Rs 18 to 24 per kg.
Lemon, Desi, rate was reduced by Rs 5 to 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 40 to 60 per kg from Rs 45 to 70 per kg.
Arum gained Rs 2 to 4 per kg and its rate was fixed at Rs 20 to 26 per kg from Rs 18 to 22 per kg.
Turnip rate was increased by Rs 2 per kg and fixed at Rs 22 to 26 per kg from Rs 20 to Rs 24 per kg. Price of different variety of apples was fixed at Rs 20 to 70 per kg and its low quality was sold at Rs 50 to 55 per kg.
Banana B-category price was fixed at Rs 17 to 24 per dozen from Rs 18 to 24 per dozen but sold at Rs 30 per dozen while its A-category rate was at Rs 35 to 40 per dozen from Rs 35 to 45 per dozen but was not available in Sunday bazaars.
Apricot white A-category rate was fixed at Rs 60 to Rs 80 per kg from Rs 50 to 70 per kg while its B-category rates were not issued and vendors sold it at Rs 70 per kg.
Plum rate was fixed at Rs 58 to 80 per kg from Rs 60 to 80 per kg and sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Peach rate was fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per kg from Rs 40 to 75 per kg and sold at Rs 50 to 55 per kg.
Price of Jamoon was fixed at Rs 70 to 95 per kg from Rs 30 to 50 per kg and sold at Rs 100 to 120 per kg.
Price of pear was fixed at Rs 20 to 25 per kg. Grapes, Sundar Khani, rate was fixed at Rs 95 to 115 per kg from Rs 105 to 120 per kg and grapes, Gola, at Rs 70 to Rs 75 per kg but were not seen in Sunday bazaars.
Rates of dates were fixed at Rs 80 to 95 per kg from Rs 80 to 100 per kg.
Rates of different quality of mangoes were fixed at Rs 14 to 60 per kg and average price was at Rs 40 to 60 per kg.