LAHORE  - Prices of vegetables in city’s Sunday bazaars saw an upward trend on Sunday just after a pause of few days. The rates of vegetable particularly of onion, potato, pease and ginger as well as tomato once again started to go up not only in Sunday Bazaars but also in open market.

During a visit, it was observed raise in the prices of almost all vegetables available in Wahdat Colony, Iqbal Town and Islampura Sunday bazaars.

According to a market survey, the rates of onion and potato have increased to Rs32 and Rs25 per kg respectively in Sunday bazaars as compared to last week. In the same way prices of pease also improved to Rs60 per kg from last week of Rs50 per kg. B-grade onion was sold at Rs25 per kg.

Cauliflower price was up to reach Rs20 kg and cabbage price was up at Rs18 per kg but sold at Rs20 per kg. Price of bitter gourd was fixed at Rs90 but not sold in makeshift markets.

Turnip rate fixed at Rs12 per kg, spinach price was fixed at Rs18 and sold at Rs 20 per kg. Capsicum price was increased and fixed at Rs77 and green chilli price was fixed at Rs80 per kg.

Garlic China rate was stable at Rs112 per kg but sold at Rs 122 per kg. Garlic local was fixed at Rs 124 per kg. Ginger China rate was reduced and fixed at Rs218 while ginger India fixed at Rs 164 per kg with an increase of Rs 4 per kg. Brinjal price gained and fixed at Rs47 but not sold in the makeshift markets of the city. Cucumber price went down to Rs46 per kg from Rs73 per kg.

Market committee officials said that Sunday weekly bazaars are important source of availability of quality food items at the prices lesser than open markets. Market committee has always tried to facilitate the visitors at weekly bazaars by offering them controlled prices. The Sunday bazaars therefore are among preferred shopping destinations for people from all walks of life, they added. They further claimed that despite severe inflationary trend in the open market, the govt has managed to provide some relief to residents by offering them quality food items at Sunday bazaars at comparatively low prices.

However, the visitors at bazaars expressed the dissatisfaction not only on quality but also on prices of the foodstuff.