Pakistan. Vegetable prices come down due to improvement in supplies


Prices of the vegetables have been reduced in retail markets with the improvement in the supplies from upcountry. Tomato prices which touched Rs 100 per kg during Eid-ul-Azha holidays tumbled down to Rs 40 per kg and small size tomato are being sold at Rs 40 per kg nowadays. Likewise, onion of different size and quality was on sale at Rs 20 per kg, garlic at Rs 116 to Rs 120, and ginger price has fallen to Rs 320 per kg, lady finger is at Rs 60 per kg and spinach at Rs 30 per kg and potato Rs 20 per kg, cabbage Rs 60 per kg, cauliflower at Rs 40 per kg, green chili Rs 50 per kg, lemon Rs 50.

The fresh crop is reaching the city's markets, which has largely helped stabilise its price in the markets, retailers claimed. They said the prices of fruit and vegetables might go further down in coming days due to better supply and low demand. The wholesale market is regarded as the most bustling vegetable market where some 500 to 600 trucks arrive from Sindh Interior, Punjab and Balochistan carrying vegetables and fruits worth millions of rupees to cater to the requirement of the city on daily basis.

The areas from where Karachi receives its vegetable and fruit supply include Gaddap, Badin, Thatta, Thana Bola Khan, Hala, Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar, Nasarpur and other adjoining areas besides Punjab, and Balochistan provinces. Higher prices of the vegetable always brought financial problems for an overwhelming segment of the city.


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