PESHAWAR: Prices of essential food commodities, including vegetables, pulses, live chicken/meat, pulses, fruits, cooking oil/ghee, sugar, beverages and others remained high in the local market, it was revealed in a survey here on Sunday.

Ahead of Eid ul Azha, price of one kg ginger has increased as its demand increase in this Eid, which was available at Rs900/kg against the price of Rs700-800 in the previous week, while garlic was being sold at Rs400/kg against the price Rs350/kg in the last week in the retail market, the survey said.

Similarly, the survey said the Peas is being sold at Rs280-300/kg, Arvi at Rs200/kg, Zucchini (tori) at Rs70/kg, Karela (bitter gourd) at Rs60/kg and Onion Rs60/kg while the price of green chilly is Rs200/kg, tomato was being sold at Rs60-70/kg and eggplant (bringle) Rs80/kg, cabbage at Rs100/kg, cauliflower at Rs100-120/kg, capsicum at Rs100-120/- per kg, tinda at Rs100/- per kg, red-colored potatoes available at Rs70-80/- per kg while white-colored potatoes are sold at Rs50/- per kg.

Prices of edible oil/ghee remained high-side in the local market as available within range of Rs450-480-500 and Rs530 and Rs600 and Rs620 per litre/kg in the local market, the survey witnessed.

One kg live chicken was available at Rs450, while cow meat without bone was being sold at Rs900 and with bone at Rs800 per kg, the survey noted.

Similarly, prices of pulses/food grains remained unchanged in the local market, the survey noted.

It added a good quality (sela) was available at Rs320-330/kg, while low –quality rice available at Rs300/kg against price of Rs280/ kg, while tota rice was available at Rs160/kg and Rs180-200/ kg, the survey noted.

Similarly, price of dal mash was available at Rs420/kg, dal masoor at Rs320, dal chilka (black) at Rs280/kg, dal chilka (green) at Rs240/kg, moonge at Rs240/kg, dhoti dal at Rs280/kg, dal channa at Rs280/- per kg, white lobiya at Rs240/kg, Gram flour (baisen) at Rs280/kg, red bean from Rs300/kg, big-size white channa at Rs38o /kg, small-size white channa from Rs250/kg to Rs280/kg, the survey said.

Sugar price has increased at Rs130/kg which was available at Rs115 in the previous week, the survey said.

Prices of flour remained unchanged as 80 kg sac flour was available at Rs11500 while a 20kg flour bag was available at Rs2600-2800 in both wholesale and retail markets, the survey noted.

The survey added a dozen of farm eggs were available at Rs280, hen eggs at Rs500/dozen and Chinese red-colored eggs at Rs450/dozen.

Similarly, the survey said boneless cow meat was being sold at Rs900 per kilo while with bone available at Rs700-750 and Rs800 per kilo in the local market.

Fresh milk was available at Rs160-180 and Rs200-210 per litre while yogurt was being sold at Rs180-200 and Rs220 per kg in the local market, the survey added.

Fruits, which are staple but prices, are still on the high side, according to the survey. Apples are available at Rs300-400 and Rs500 per kilo, big-size banana at Rs200 and small-size banana at Rs150 per dozen, mangoes at Rs150-200 and Rs250 per kilo, melon at Rs100 per kilo, watermelon at Rs40-50 per kilo, peach at Rs100-150 per kilo.

The price of black tea has decreased, which was available at Rs1400-1500 per kg against the price of Rs1800 per kilo in the previous week, the survey said.

On the other hand, the survey also noted that the packed and powder milk as well as baby milk prices remained high-side in the local market. Also, prices of baby milk powder of various brands and qualities, diapers, daily use/ non-essential items like soap, toothpaste, medicines/life-saving drugs and others are continuing to rise with each passing day.

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