LAHORE (92 News) – The prices of vegetables have gone beyond the reach of common man up due to the inflation across the country.
An increase has been witnessed in the prices of several vegetables, including tomato, green chili, onion and potatoes.
People told 92 News that tomatoes are being sold at Rs 300 per kg, onion at Rs 80 per kg and potatoes at Rs 50 per kg. They told that coriander and mint are being sold at the rate of 20 to 30 for one time use in cooking daily food.
It was also reported that tomatoes are being sold between Rs150 to Rs250 per kg in the city’s wholesale market, while the same is being sold between Rs250 to Rs300 in the retail market. Similarly, onions are being sold between Rs80 per kg.
On the other hand, the vegetable vendors say that since prices were high at the wholesale market, they were forced to sell at higher rates too.
Commonly, the prices of vegetables
and fruits have gone sky-high in the holy month of Ramazan and on the eve of Eid. The meat was already beyond the reach of the common man and now the prices of vegetables and fruits have made them inaccessible.
They complained that there was no mechanism to nab the profiteers who were selling daily-use items at high rates.