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PESHAWAR: Prices of daily use kitchen items, like vegetables, sugar, pulses, live chicken/meat, fruits, cow meat, dry-milk, milk-powder, cooking oil/ghee and others remained high-side in the retail market, said a market survey here on Sunday.

Vendors and shopkeepers in the provincial capital warned the prices will further go up after the hike in prices of petroleum products.

Buyers while talking to this scribe here in the local market complained that prices are beyond their purchasing but the local administration / authorities had kept mum over the rising prices and were reluctant to take strict action against the profiteers and hoarders in the city. The shoppers said the local administration failed to implement an official price-list in the local markets. Shopkeepers were openly defying and didn’t display an official price-list in some areas in the provincial capital, say buyers.

One kilogram ginger was sold at Rs 800-900 in the open market, it was a market survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday. Garlic was available at Rs380/kg against the price of Rs250-300/ kilo in the last week, it added.

Tomato was available at Rs130/kilo, green pepper at Rs80/kg, okra Rs80/kg, and curry Rs40/kg and Kachalu Rs110/kg, Cauliflower at Rs160/ kilo, Eggplant (bringle) Rs90/ kilo, Zucchini (tori) Rs130/ kilo, Tenda Rs100/kg, lemon was being sold at Rs160/kg.

Similarly, one-kilogram peas was available Rs280-300/kg, Arvi at Rs200/kg,, Karela (bitter gourd) at Rs150/kg, green chilly at Rs200/kg, cabbage at Rs100/kg, capsicum at Rs 100-150/kg, red-colored potatoes available at Rs 80-100/kg while white-colored potatoes are sold at Rs50/ kg in the retail market.

Sugar was available at Rs 145-150/kg in the retail market, the survey said.

According to the survey, live chicken prices further decreased in the local market as available at Rs395 per kilo which was selling at Rs405/kg in the previous week, the survey revealed.

Cow meat was available at Rs700-800 per kilo while mutton beef was sold at Rs1800-2000 and Rs2200 per kilo in the retail market, the survey added.

The survey said the price of farm eggs remained unchanged as being sold at Rs240/dozen in the retail market.

According to the survey, prices of all brands and qualities of beverages also remained high in the local market. Black tea was being sold at Rs1400-1500 per kg, the survey added.

Likewise, the survey said prices of dry-milk, milk powder and baby milk, pampers and other baby items further increased in the retail market.

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

According to the survey, 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 said 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/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.

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

Fruits prices are sky-rocketed in the local market, according to the survey. The prices of apple reached Rs350/kg, Mango Rs 150-200/kg and Peach Rs200/kg, persimmon Rs230/kg and banana 170/dozen.

On the other hand, the survey noted the flour prices remained unchanged in the local as well as wholesale market. A 20 kg fine flour bag cost Rs 2900, mixed brown flour at Rs 2600-2700 per 20-kg bag while an 80 kg fine flour bag was available at Rs 11,800 in the open market.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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