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Due to supply constraints, rates of almost all vegetables continued to remain high in Sunday bazaars, as prices of tomatoes, potatoes, ginger, ladyfinger, bitter gourd and garlic which had jumped two weeks ago are still very high. However, this week onion price shown a reduction of Rs5 and was selling at Rs30 per kg in Sunday Bzaars as new supply has started to come in.

Majority of stalls were empty while only two or three vegetable items, including onion and potato, were sold in these bazaars.

Vendors continued to overcharge the public as all the market committee officials were busy anywhere else.

Vendors were of the view that the cost of transporting vegetables from wholesale markets to makeshift markets increased manifolds.  The price of tomato enhanced and fixed at Rs70 per kg while sold at up to Rs80 per kg. Potato price in Sunday bazaars gained and fixed at Rs60 per kg while potato sugar free price was fixed at Rs46 but not available in makeshift markets. Chinese Garlic price was declined and fixed at Rs106 per kg while garlic local price was fixed at Rs84 per kg but was selling up to RS120 per kg. In the same way, ginger price was fixed at Rs194 but was sold at Rs320 per kg. Brinjal price increased and fixed at Rs22 per kg but sold at Rs30 per kg.

Cucumber price was fixed at Rs35 per kg while sold at Rs40-50 per kg. Lemon rate was reduced and fixed at Rs128 per kg sold at Rs140 per kg. Pumpkin price increased and fixed at Rs20 per kg but sold at Rs30 per kg. Spinach rate was increased and fixed at Rs18 per kg but sold at Rs30 per kg only at one stall.

Ladyfinger price was up and fixed at Rs45 per kg but was sold at Rs80 per kg.

Biter gourd rate increased to Rs35 per kg but it was not available anywhere. The price of arum was up and was fixed at Rs43 per kg but sold at Rs50 per kg.

Pea rate was stable at Rs100 per kg but not available. In the same way, capsicum price was fixed at Rs27 per kg but was not available in market.

Prices of green chili was fixed at Rs37 per kg but sold at Rs60 per kg. Tinday price was gained and fixed at Rs43 per kg but sold at Rs50 per kg. Luffa price was gained and fixed at Rs41 per kg but sold at Rs50 per kg.