Justifying the increase in the price of wheat in the grain markets made the price of mill flour up to Rs. 5 per kg. The supply of cheap flour in the city could not meet the demand. As the price of sugar rose in the city, so did the shortage of sugar.
The price of wheat in grain markets has been increased to Rs. 2100 per quintal and the price of flour has been increased to Rs. 5 per kg. After which mill flour started selling for Rs. 70 in the city. Abdul Rehman, General Secretary, Lahore Flour Mill Owners Association, said that due to the wrong policy of the government, the price of wheat has gone up sharply today, due to which the city’s flour mills are selling flour at Rs 65 fixed by the association. If the government wants to sell milled flour cheaply, then wheat should be made cheaper. Citizens say that flour from flour mills is not available in many areas of the city while flour mill owners have increased the price and along with flour there is a shortage of sugar in the city and shopkeepers only give more to their acquaintances. Selling one kg of sugar.
On the other hand, the supply of cheap sugar and flour at the utility stores of the city is not being done as per the demand. On the other hand, the district administration has issued a new notification on the prices of essential commodities. Citizens are confused about the price of bread and bread. The price of bread and bread was not mentioned in the new notification.
Dal Mash 6 and Super Colonel rice became Rs 12 more expensive. Earlier, the price of bread was mentioned in a notification issued at the official level. The price of sugar has not been mentioned in the last two notifications. In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner has already issued a notification of Rs 70 per kg of sugar which is not being implemented in every city. In the new notification, rice has been increased from Rs 128 to Rs 136 and dal mash from Rs 198 to Rs 204. The price of dal has come down from Rs 202 to Rs 180 per kg, black gram from Rs 128 to Rs 118 per kg, white gram from Rs 108 to Rs 100 per kg and basin from Rs 128 per kg to Rs 120 per kg.
According to the old notification, the price of bread is Rs 12, bread Rs 6 and leavened bread Rs 12, while the price of non-bread has not been mentioned in the new notification. Milk will remain at Rs 90, yogurt Rs 110, mutton Rs 900 and beef Rs 450 per kg. Besides, the prices of vegetables did not come down in the city while the prices of green spices also skyrocketed. The prices of 4 vegetables including potatoes were increased in the official price list.
The official price of onion was fixed at Rs 35 per kg but it continued to be sold in the market at Rs 60 per kg. Tomatoes became cheaper by Rs. 5 but continued to be sold in the market up to Rs 120. The official rate of garlic is Rs. 180 while it is being sold at Rs. 300 per kg. Ginger is sold at Rs 360 in the official price list but at Rs 460 per kg after it became expensive by Rs 10. The official price of 104 rupees per 140 kg, while sales have been.
The price of lemons was fixed at Rs 90 while sales were at Rs 120 per kg. Potatoes continued to be sold at Rs. 78 per kg after an increase of Rs. 2 in the official price list but up to Rs. 90 per kg in the market. Citizens say rising inflation has reduced their resources. While the government is taking some steps to control inflation. Due to the improvement in the supply of broilers in the city, the price was reduced by Rs.275 per kg.
Extracted from City42 News