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Prices of entire range of essential kitchen items witnessed further increase during this week past as compared to previous week, a survey conducted by Business Recorder revealed here on Saturday. The survey observed that onion price went up from Rs 350 to Rs 375 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 90-85 against Rs 80 per kg in retail market, tomato price went up from Rs 200 to Rs 350 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 80-90 per kg against Rs 50 per kg and potatoes' price went up from Rs 150 per 5 kg to Rs 180 per 5 kg which were being sold at Rs 45-50 per kg against Rs 35-40 per kg in the retail market.

It was observed that spinach and radish were the cheapest vegetables with Rs 35 and Rs 40 per kg respectively and pea was the most expensive vegetable being sold at Rs 150-175 per kg. Moreover, it has always been observed that there is no check on prices as retailers are charging their own prices without following the government's price list.

Garlic price went down from Rs 1,075 to Rs 850 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 240 per kg against Rs 270-290 per kg and ginger price went down from Rs 1,650 to Rs 1,450 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 300 per kg against Rs 400 per kg. Lemon price went up from Rs 400 to Rs 500 per 5 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 120 per kg against Rs 100 per kg, Chinese carrot price went up from Rs 270 to Rs 300 per 5 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 80 per kg against Rs 70 per kg, and yam price remained stable at Rs 400 per 5 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 100 per kg.

Beans price went up from Rs 450 to Rs 475 per 5 kg which in the retail market were being sold at Rs 115-120 per kg against Rs 110 per kg, tinda price went down from Rs 450 to Rs 350 per kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 80-100 per kg against Rs 120 per kg; and brinjal price went down from Rs 300 to Rs 200 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 50-60 per kg against Rs 75 per kg. Turnip price went down from Rs 350 to Rs 225 per 5 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 50-60 per kg against Rs 80-85 per kg.

Capsicum price went up from Rs 450 to Rs 475 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 110-120 per kg against Rs 100-110 per kg; cucumber price went further up from Rs 250 to Rs 275 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 70-80 per kg against Rs 65-70 per kg; cauliflower price went down from Rs 250 per 5 kg to Rs 200 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 55-60 per kg against Rs 65-70 per kg.

Egg price went up from Rs 98 to Rs 100 per dozen which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 110-115 per dozen against Rs 100-110 per dozen, chicken price remained stable at 6,500 per 40 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 210 per kg while chicken meat was being sold at Rs 320 per kg.

During the week under review, no significant changes were witnessed in prices of milk, sugar, iodized salt, spices, rice, pulses, ghee, cooking oil, bread, wheat flour and other edibles.

Fruit prices also witnessed an increasing trend as Gaja apple was available at Rs 140 per kg against Rs 125 per kg, golden apple at Rs 110 per kg against Rs 100 per kg and Ambri apple at Rs 90 per kg against Rs 80 per kg. Good quality local banana was being sold at Rs 70 per dozen while normal quality banana was being sold in the range of Rs 45-55 per dozen,

and guava was available at Rs 90 per kg against Rs 60 per kg. Various brands of mangoes were being sold in the range of Rs 90 to Rs 175 per kg against Rs 75-150 per kg and various qualities of peaches were available in the range of Rs 100-175 per kg against Rs 90-150 per kg. Grapes were being sold in the range of Rs 100-225 per kg, and sweet orange was available at Rs 120-175 per dozen against Rs 100-150 per dozen. Pomegranates were being sold at Rs 175-200 per kg.

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