Avg. Prices Of Commodities in Rs/100Kg: 26 DEC, 2014: Faisalabad Potato Fresh 1900 Onion 1200 Garlic (China) 10500 Ginger(China) 11500 Tomato 5100 Spinach 1100 Brinjal 3300 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 7750 Cauliflower 3100 Peas 5100 Turnip 1200 Radish 650 Carrot 2000 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11350 Apple (Golden) 6850 Apple (Ammre) 4200 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 6000 Orange(100Pcs) 450 Kinnow (100Pcs) 400 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15700 Pomegranate(Badana) 20500 Musambi(100Pcs) 600 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1300 Cabbage 1300 Garlic (Local) 8650 Cucumber (Kheera) 6850 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 5950 Dates (Aseel) 11500 Green Chilli 3850 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 5900 Lemon (China) 3450 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3850 ¡ Okara Wheat 3288 Rice Basmati Super (New) 8250 Rice (IRRI) 3450 Paddy Basmati 3350 Paddy (IRRI) 1938 Sugar 4850 Gram White(local) 6750 Gram Black 5900 Gram Pulse 6150 Moong 12750 Moong Pulse 14250 Mash 12450 Mash Pulse(Imported) 14450 Maize 2275 Millet 2363 Sorghum 5875 Potato Fresh 2150 Onion 1700 Garlic (China) 10950 Tomato 5250 Spinach 750 Brinjal 2450 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 18000 Cauliflower 3150 Peas 5750 Turnip 1100 Radish 1250 Carrot 1950 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12250 Apple (Golden) 7250 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15250 Banola Cake 3175 Green Fodder 345 Wheat Straw 688 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12450 Rice Basmati (385) 5750 Musambi(100Pcs) 750 Cabbage 1900 Gram White(Importedl) 9750 Ginger (Thai) 13750 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9550 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11650 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 8750 Green Chilli 4250 Lemon (China) 3400 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6550 ¡ Sargodha Wheat 3200 Rice Basmati Super (New) 7125 Sugar 4975 Gram White(local) 5625 Gram Black 5638 Gram Pulse 6125 Moong 12625 Moong Pulse 14563 Mash 11375 Mash Pulse(Imported) 15750 Masoor Whole(local) 9875 Masoor Pulse(local) 11000 Maize 2438 RapeSeed (Torya) 6125 Potato Fresh 2200 Onion 1500 Garlic (China) 10500 Tomato 6300 Spinach 1000 Brinjal 3300 Cauliflower 3850 Peas 5700 Turnip 1250 Radish 1200 Carrot 1900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10500 Apple (Golden) 7350 Banana(DOZENS) 41 Guava 4750 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 16500 Green Fodder 438 Wheat Straw 938 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10250 Musambi(100Pcs) 695 Cabbage 1900 Jaggery (گڑ) 5875 Cucumber (Kheera) 6550 Green Chilli 4100 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 7450 Lemon (China) 4250 ¡ Rawalpindi Rice Basmati Super (New) 8500 Rice (IRRI) 3900 Sugar 4975 Gram White(local) 6250 Gram Black 5750 Gram Pulse 6250 Moong 13250 Moong Pulse 14250 Mash 12500 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13500 Maize 2438 Millet 2813 Sorghum 4750 RapeSeed (Torya) 6875 Potato Fresh 2600 Onion 1700 Garlic (China) 10300 Tomato 6250 Spinach 1100 Brinjal 3200 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 17500 Tinda 3000 Pumpkin 2300 Cauliflower 3400 Peas 4300 Turnip 1400 Radish 1400 Carrot 2500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10450 Apple (Golden) 6550 Apple (Ammre) 5000 Banana(DOZENS) 46 Guava 6550 Orange(100Pcs) 475 Kinnow (100Pcs) 365 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15250 Grapes (Other) 11300 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 13000 Pomegranate(Badana) 16950 Musambi(100Pcs) 525 Cabbage 2000 Jaggery (گڑ) 6750 Ginger (Thai) 10500 Masoor Whole (Imported) 11500 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12500 Garlic (Local) 11900 Cucumber (Kheera) 5100 Green Chilli 3900 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 5800 Lemon (China) 4800 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6850 ¡ Multan Potato Fresh 2350 Onion 1200 Garlic (China) 9750 Tomato 5500 Spinach 1500 Brinjal 2200 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5500 Cauliflower 3300 Peas 6000 Turnip 1100 Radish 900 Carrot 2700 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10750 Apple (Golden) 7250 Banana(DOZENS) 45 Guava 4750 Orange(100Pcs) 350 Kinnow (100Pcs) 580 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14500 Grapes (Other) 15500 Musambi(100Pcs) 565 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1350 Cabbage 2000 Ginger (Thai) 11000 Garlic (Local) 6000 Cucumber (Kheera) 5500 Melon 5500 Green Chilli 4500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3500 ¡ Bhakhar Wheat 3225 Rice Basmati Super (New) 10975 Rice (IRRI) 5475 Sugar 4975 Gram White(local) 4475 Gram Black 5575 Gram Pulse 7175 Moong 11975 Moong Pulse 16975 Masoor Pulse(local) 12975 Maize 3175 Millet 2325 RapeSeed (Torya) 6175 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 21475 Seed Cotton(Phutti) 3725 Banola 2475 Green Fodder 280 Wheat Straw 525 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12975 Groundnut 4475 Jaggery (گڑ) 5980 Mash Pulse(local) 14975 ¡ Sahiwal Wheat 3269 Rice Basmati Super (New) 10150 Rice (IRRI) 3500 Paddy Basmati 3338 Paddy (IRRI) 1800 Sugar 4975 Gram White(local) 8250 Gram Black 5900 Gram Pulse 6125 Moong Pulse 13850 Mash Pulse(Imported) 12700 Masoor Pulse(local) 13500 Maize 2019 Millet 4675 Sorghum 2600 Potato Fresh 2000 Onion 1700 Garlic (China) 9900 Tomato 4425 Spinach 650 Brinjal 2275 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 17500 Cauliflower 2975 Peas 5500 Turnip 1250 Radish 1050 Carrot 2350 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Golden) 7250 Banana(DOZENS) 35 Guava 3475 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 13850 Seed Cotton(Phutti) 5225 Green Fodder 325 Wheat Straw 925 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 11950 Musambi(100Pcs) 675 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1000 Cabbage 2600 Gram White(Importedl) 9600 Ginger (Thai) 12700 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9750 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11250 Cucumber (Kheera) 4250 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 7750 Green Chilli 4250 Lemon (China) 3400 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6450 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2050 ¡ Vehari Potato Fresh 2125 Potato Store 1300 Onion 1125 Garlic (China) 11250 Tomato 6550 Spinach 775 Brinjal 2100 Cauliflower 2300 Peas 5900 Turnip 900 Radish 900 Carrot 1875 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11600 Apple (Golden) 7650 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 16000 Cabbage 2650 Green Chilli 5250 ¡ Burewala Potato Fresh 2295 Onion 1215 Garlic (China) 11700 Tomato 5738 Spinach 5 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4888 Cauliflower 2720 Peas 5313 Turnip 1148 Radish 1148 Carrot 1870 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11200 Apple (Golden) 8513 Banana(DOZENS) 40 Guava 3825 Kinnow (100Pcs) 383 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 13025 Grapes (Other) 19550 Green Fodder 338 Wheat Straw 738 Musambi(100Pcs) 791 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 2763 Cabbage 1488 Cucumber (Kheera) 3613 Green Chilli 4505 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 8075 Lemon (China) 4250 ¡ Layyah Wheat 3150 Rice Basmati Super (New) 8250 Rice (IRRI) 3100 Sugar 4800 Gram White(local) 5600 Gram Black 5500 Gram Pulse 5900 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13750 Millet 2100 Potato Fresh 2300 Onion 1300 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 11500 Tomato 6100 Spinach 650 Brinjal 2200 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 14500 Cauliflower 3650 Peas 5250 Turnip 1700 Radish 650 Carrot 1900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Golden) 9250 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Guava 6250 Orange(100Pcs) 520 Kinnow (100Pcs) 370 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15500 Seed Cotton(Phutti) 6200 Banola 2700 Banola Cake 2900 Green Fodder 250 Wheat Straw 450 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 8250 Rice Basmati (385) 5750 Musambi(100Pcs) 520 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12750 Garlic (Local) 7500 Cucumber (Kheera) 6100 Green Chilli 5250 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6100 ¡ Gujrat Rice Basmati Super (New) 8800 Sugar 5300 Gram White(local) 6000 Gram Black 5600 Gram Pulse 5800 Moong 10800 Moong Pulse 12000 Mash 13400 Masoor Whole(local) 12800 Masoor Pulse(local) 15000 Millet 3200 Potato Fresh 2400 Potato Store 1800 Onion 1400 Garlic (China) 9500 Tomato 5000 Spinach 1600 Brinjal 3200 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 25200 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 6800 Cauliflower 3400 Peas 6000 Turnip 1600 Radish 1200 Carrot 2600 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11750 Apple (Golden) 7200 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 6800 Kinnow (100Pcs) 250 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14600 Musambi(100Pcs) 82 Cabbage 2000 Jaggery (گڑ) 7200 Mash Pulse(local) 14800 Gram White(Importedl) 7900 Ginger (Thai) 15000 Cucumber (Kheera) 4500 Lemon (Other) 4000 Green Chilli 3200 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 7200 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6200 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 4000 ¡ BahawalPur Wheat 3300 Rice (IRRI) 3500 Sugar 4900 Gram Black 5425 Gram Pulse 6000 Moong 13000 Moong Pulse 14750 Mash 12250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13750 Maize 2300 Millet 2650 Potato Fresh 2400 Onion 1600 Garlic (China) 11000 Ginger(China) 10800 Tomato 6100 Spinach 1200 Brinjal 3100 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 18000 Cauliflower 3100 Peas 6200 Turnip 2600 Radish 1400 Carrot 2100 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13500 Apple (Golden) 8500 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 5500 Orange(100Pcs) 3000 Seed Cotton(Phutti) 5700 Green Fodder 375 Wheat Straw 700 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10250 Musambi(100Pcs) 4300 Cabbage 2200 Jaggery (گڑ) 6000 Gram White(Importedl) 7400 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9750 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10750 Cucumber (Kheera) 6100 Green Chilli 4200 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 8600 Lemon (China) 5100 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6200 ¡ ArifWala Potato Fresh 2100 Onion 1500 Garlic (China) 11500 Tomato 5750 Brinjal 2100 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 6500 Cauliflower 3250 Peas 6250 Turnip 1500 Radish 1100 Carrot 1700 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13000 Apple (Golden) 8500 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 4250 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 17000 Cabbage 2100 Ginger (Thai) 12500 Cucumber (Kheera) 6500 Green Chilli 5250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 10500 Lemon (China) 6500 ¡ PakPattan Rice Basmati Super (New) 11500 Rice (IRRI) 3200 Gram White(local) 8000 Gram Black 6400 Gram Pulse 5750 Moong Pulse 13000 Masoor Pulse(local) 11000 Potato Fresh 1710 Onion 1530 Garlic (China) 10350 Tomato 4888 Brinjal 1998 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 1615 Cauliflower 2210 Peas 4463 Radish 1403 Carrot 1615 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12600 Apple (Golden) 6750 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 4038 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15750 Rice Basmati (385) 7600 Pomegranate(Badana) 27900 Musambi(100Pcs) 4888 Cabbage 1785 Jaggery (گڑ) 7000 Mash Pulse(local) 13000 Garlic (Local) 6975 Cucumber (Kheera) 8075 Green Chilli 4675 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 6375 Lemon (China) 2763 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 4888 ¡ Lodhran Potato Fresh 2182 Onion 1098 Garlic (China) 11000 Tomato 5865 Spinach 600 Brinjal 2182 Cauliflower 2861 Peas 6200 Turnip 1148 Radish 900 Carrot 1513 Apple (Golden) 7333 Banana(DOZENS) 35 Guava 5357 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14583 Cabbage 1693 Ginger (Thai) 11000 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10500 Green Chilli 4500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 10000 Lemon (China) 2400 ¡ Chichawatni Rice Basmati Super (New) 10500 Rice (IRRI) 3700 Sugar 5000 Gram White(local) 7500 Gram Black 6650 Gram Pulse 6350 Moong Pulse 15250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 15750 Potato Fresh 2550 Onion 2100 Garlic (China) 12500 Tomato 6700 Spinach 900 Brinjal 3000 Cauliflower 4250 Peas 6700 Turnip 2100 Radish 1300 Carrot 2300 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13000 Apple (Golden) 7750 Banana(DOZENS) 35 Guava 2750 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 17000 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 13000 Rice Basmati (385) 6750 Cabbage 4250 Mash Pulse(local) 13750 Gram White(Importedl) 9500 Masoor Whole (Imported) 11500 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11750 Melon 6750 Green Chilli 4100 Lemon (China) 5750 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6750 ¡ DunyaPur Potato Fresh 2225 Onion 1050 Ginger(China) 12875 Tomato 5375 Spinach 475 Brinjal 1075 Cauliflower 2125 Peas 5375 Turnip 1050 Radish 525 Carrot 1900 Apple (Golden) 8425 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14750 Garlic (Local) 10225 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10750 Green Chilli 4425 ¡ DGKHAN Wheat 3200 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11000 Rice (IRRI) 3300 Paddy (IRRI) 790 Sugar 5100 Gram Black 5250 Gram Pulse 6300 Moong 9750 Moong Pulse 12250 Mash 11750 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13250 Maize 2500 Millet 2650 Sorghum 3300 RapeSeed (Torya) 5800 Potato Fresh 2300 Potato Store 1900 Onion 1100 Garlic (China) 9500 Ginger(China) 11500 Tomato 4900 Spinach 900 Brinjal 3500 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 14500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5750 Cauliflower 2900 Peas 5750 Turnip 1500 Radish 1500 Carrot 2900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 9500 Apple (Golden) 7500 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 3250 Orange(100Pcs) 275 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 16500 Seed Cotton(Phutti) 6050 Banola 2350 Green Fodder 375 Wheat Straw 790 Rice Basmati (385) 6250 Musambi(100Pcs) 390 Cabbage 2100 Jaggery (گڑ) 6250 Gram White(Importedl) 6750 Masoor Whole (Imported) 10750 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 9250 Cucumber (Kheera) 5750 Dates (Aseel) 14500 Green Chilli 3500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 6500 Lemon (China) 6250 Grapes Gola 11500 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6250 ¡ jalalpurpirwala Potato Fresh 2300 Onion 1350 Tomato 4300 Spinach 450 Cauliflower 3250 Turnip 950 Radish 750 Guava 5800 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11000 Green Chilli 4750 ¡ Jhelum Potato Fresh 2350 Potato Store 1900 Onion 1500 Garlic (China) 10000 Tomato 7000 Spinach 1200 Brinjal 3150 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 7500 Tinda 2250 Cauliflower 4500 Peas 5000 Turnip 1250 Radish 1000 Carrot 2750 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10250 Apple (Golden) 7000 Apple (Ammre) 4250 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 6000 Kinnow (100Pcs) 230 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 14250 Musambi(100Pcs) 640 Cabbage 1500 Garlic (Local) 9500 Cucumber (Kheera) 3750 Green Chilli 4500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 6250 Lemon (China) 2750 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 5000 ¡ RajanPur Potato Fresh 2200 Onion 900 Tomato 3700 Brinjal 1800 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5800 Cauliflower 2200 Peas 6700 Turnip 1000 Radish 700 Carrot 2400 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 9700 Apple (Golden) 7350 Guava 5850 Cabbage 1500 Cucumber (Kheera) 8000 Lemon (Other) 6000 Green Chilli 3800 ¡ SadiqAbad Rice Basmati Super (New) 7500 Rice (IRRI) 3200 Sugar 4900 Gram White(local) 7000 Gram Pulse 6800 Moong Pulse 15500 Mash Pulse(Imported) 15000 Masoor Pulse(local) 12000 Millet 3000 Potato Fresh 2340 Onion 1350 Garlic (China) 10838 Ginger(China) 11475 Tomato 5525 Spinach 765 Brinjal 1148 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 22000 Cauliflower 3103 Peas 4888 Turnip 1785 Radish 1615 Carrot 2465 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13388 Apple (Golden) 8925 Banana(DOZENS) 38 Guava 5100 Orange(100Pcs) 638 Kinnow (100Pcs) 425 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 12750 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12000 Musambi(100Pcs) 850 Cabbage 1870 Mash Pulse(local) 14000 Gram White(Importedl) 9000 Masoor Whole (Imported) 11000 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12000 Cucumber (Kheera) 5440 Green Chilli 2763 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 9775 Lemon (Desi) 4250 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2763 ¡ ChackJhumra Rice Basmati Super (New) 7200 Sugar 4900 Gram White(local) 5500 Gram Black 5900 Gram Pulse 5700 Moong Pulse 13400 Masoor Whole(local) 10900 Masoor Pulse(local) 14300 Potato Fresh 2000 Onion 1400 Garlic (China) 12250 Tomato 6650 Spinach 1400 Brinjal 4150 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 19750 Cauliflower 3250 Peas 6150 Turnip 1050 Radish 600 Carrot 2200 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12750 Apple (Golden) 8750 Apple (Ammre) 4650 Banana(DOZENS) 39 Guava 6650 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 12750 Rice Basmati (385) 6200 Pomegranate(Badana) 23250 Musambi(100Pcs) 638 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 470 Cabbage 2000 Jaggery (گڑ) 5750 Mash Pulse(local) 14300 Cucumber (Kheera) 8150 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 8250 Green Chilli 5150 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 6150 Lemon (China) 2800 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5900 ¡ Sheikhupura Potato Fresh 2100 Potato Store 1200 Onion 1400 Garlic (China) 9950 Tomato 4650 Spinach 1200 Brinjal 2450 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 7900 Tinda 2550 Pumpkin 2750 Cauliflower 2550 Peas 4750 Turnip 1000 Radish 800 Carrot 2450 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11400 Banana(DOZENS) 53 Guava 5200 Orange(100Pcs) 4300 Kinnow (100Pcs) 3850 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 13550 Pomegranate(Badana) 21150 Musambi(100Pcs) 8550 Cabbage 1700 Ginger (Thai) 12650 Garlic (Local) 11050 Cucumber (Kheera) 4300 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 6950 Green Chilli 3850 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 7900 Lemon (China) 2500 ¡ Kalurkot Wheat 3350 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11400 Rice (IRRI) 3500 Sugar 5150 Gram White(local) 4900 Gram Black 4700 Gram Pulse 5650 Moong Pulse 13750 Masoor Pulse(local) 11500 Potato Fresh 2300 Onion 1500 Garlic (China) 12500 Ginger(China) 16500 Tomato 5250 Spinach 900 Brinjal 1400 Tinda 2900 Cauliflower 2750 Peas 5750 Turnip 1900 Radish 900 Carrot 1300 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12250 Apple (Golden) 9500 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 5250 Kinnow (100Pcs) 350 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 17500 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 9900 Musambi(100Pcs) 650 Cabbage 2200 Mash Pulse(local) 12900 Green Chilli 4750 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5900 ¡ Fortabas Potato Fresh 2750 Onion 1750 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 14000 Tomato 6750 Spinach 900 Brinjal 2250 Cauliflower 3750 Peas 5500 Turnip 1750 Radish 1650 Carrot 2250 Apple (Golden) 9500 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 38 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 19000 Pomegranate(Badana) 13000 Cabbage 2250 Ginger (Thai) 10000 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 12500 Green Chilli 5500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2750 ¡ Lalian Potato Fresh 1600 Onion 5250 Tomato 5200 Spinach 800 Radish 800 Carrot 1700 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10000 Apple (Golden) 8400 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Guava 4800 Orange(100Pcs) 3800 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 15300 Musambi(100Pcs) 8800 Cabbage 2800 Cucumber (Kheera) 5650 Green Chilli 3750 ¡ Havelilakha Potato Fresh 2250 Potato Store 1700 Onion 1700 Garlic (China) 11000 Spinach 1250 Cauliflower 3250 Peas 6250 Radish 1100 Carrot 1900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 8750 Apple (Golden) 8500 Banana(DOZENS) 50 Guava 4500 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 16000 Pomegranate(Badana) 25000 Musambi(100Pcs) 750 Cabbage 3500 Ginger (Thai) 12500 Cucumber (Kheera) 5500 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11500 Green Chilli 2000 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3500 Lemon (Desi) 7500 ¡ Mithatiwana Potato Fresh 24 Onion 14 Garlic (China) 20 Ginger(China) 125 Tomato 50 Spinach 18 Cauliflower 36 Peas 55 Turnip 14 Radish 8 Carrot 24 Apple Kala Kullu 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Problems of Agriculture in Pakistan

The magnanimity of the agricultural problems in Pakistan has undoubtedly crippled the economy. In 1947, agriculture’s contribution of GDP was 53% that has shrunken down to 21% last year. Pakistan has great agricultural potential because of its alluvial soils. However, it is producing almost 50% below its potential. Neighboring India and Bangladesh have shown significant improvement in their agriculture sector unlike Pakistan. Where China is growing padi crops in Gobi desert, Pakistan is still relying on perennial canal system of irrigation. Let us make an attempt to study the agricultural profile of Pakistan followed by a brief discussion on problems in this sector.

Pakistan lies in a semi arid subtropical region. It is in the north east of the world; that is just above tropic of cancer i.e. 23.5oN. Its dimensions are 240 30’ N – 370 N and 610 E – 750 E approximately. Pakistan has 1046km coastline in the south that impacts its climate and agriculture.

Almost 90% to 97% of showers in Pakistan are received during summer monsoon season. Very few showers are received during winters. Droughts and floods formulate a permanent feature of the area. Pakistan receives seasonal showers due to which most of the agricultural land must be irrigated and agricultural output is largely affected by the climatic variations and global warming.

Total land area of Pakistan is 96.9% and 3.1% is constituted of water bodies. Total cropped area of Pakistan is 23.04 million hectors. 90% of the land is irrigated and only remaining 10% is rain fed. In Pakistan, Intensive Subsistence Farming is largely practiced Use of fertilizers and pesticides; and techniques of crop rotation are practiced widely in order to have larger yield. Among major crops of the country there is wet padi and wheat. Cash crops include cotton, sugarcane, maize, jute, tobacco, citrus fruits, mangoes etc. Almost 44% of the labor is involved in it and almost 64.5% of the population is still rural in nature. Due to 2010 floods, agriculture sector showed overall growth of 1.2% where as major crops showed negative growth of 4% during year 2010 – 2011.

Problems of Agriculture in Pakistan

Irrigation issues

Quite unfortunately, network of water channels existing in Pakistan has become redundant. Perennial canal system of irrigation, when formed, was a very efficient in 1960’s. But today, Pakistan is deprived of the modern ways of irrigation that is drip and sprinkle irrigation. A huge amount of water is lost due to seepage and evaporation. Moreover, due to problem of distribution of water in fields, farmers do not practice the standard water required in fields. Thus, this leads to mismanagement of water.

Water issues

In Pakistan, construction of water reservoirs has become a matter of political tussle. Due to which construction of dams has been in halt since last major project of Terbela. Indus Basin Treaty 1960 has failed to stop India from constructing water reservoirs on the channels flowing to Pakistan. However, Pakistan consistently failed to establish its view point on international forums. The present canal water is not effectively used in our irrigation system. 25% - 35% losses of water are recorded out of total applied to fields. Out of 142 MAF, total quantum of water available to crops is only 42 MAF. Due to shortage of canal water farmers have to use tube well water. This water is brackish and having higher concentration of different salts and enhances the problem of soil salinity.

Deforestation

Less than 4% of land in Pakistan is forested and rate of deforestation is around 3%. From northern highlands to the coastline of Karachi, Pakistan has diverse range of forests from coniferous to mangroves respectively. However, deforestation is the result of increased and unplanned urbanization. Therefore, expanding urban units grow at the cost of trees. This is not only causing environmental hazards, but also accentuating the impacts of global warming.

Absence of Land Reforms

During Ayub’s era, first time land reforms was practiced. Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto introduced more reforms in 1972. The Law Reforms Act 1977 was also enforced by Bhutto’s regime. The most important change was that individual holdings, including shares in shamilat, if any, in excess of 100 acres of irrigated land or 200 acres of un-irrigated land. Furthermore, notwithstanding the above, no land holding could be greater than an area equivalent to 8,000 PIU. However, these laws were declared in contradiction to Islam and have ceased to be in effect since 1990. Thus, absence of land reforms has always caused a lot of damage to the agricultural sector of Pakistan.

Salinity and water logging

Due to excessive use of canal water, most of cultivated lands have become victims of these two dangerous diseases. Every year, salinity alone is turning about 100,000 acres of arable land into marches and salt lands. Water-logging is no less injurious. About 25% of the irrigated area of Pakistan is affected by water logging and salinity problems.

Lack of R&D and neglect in education & training of farmers

There are only five universities in Pakistan and around 15 research centers related to agriculture. Research conducted, techniques taught and skills imparted in these institutions rarely reach at the level of small farmers. Farmers need to know how to make optimum use of land. How to use fertilizers and pesticides and what amount of water is exactly useful and necessary for any crop. Techniques to fight water logging, old irrigation system and low yield must also be learnt. For instance, if take example of using fertilizers in Pakistan, per hector usage of NPK is 170 kg, but the recommended is 300 kg per hector. Hence, in fertilizer application problem is poor nutrition application and incorrect fertilizer case. Lack of management on the part of farmer is a huge problem.

International compulsions & inconsistent government policies

Pakistan fell back in to the clutches of IMF after the change of regime back in 2008. Since then IMF has told Pakistan to reduce agricultural subsidies and impose agriculture tax. Therefore, Pakistan fails to practice a long term policy whether of flexi loans, subsidies or of agriculture tax. Moreover, Pakistan is a WTO signatory as well; therefore, she has to follow those compulsions as well. In the wake of these challenges of international nature, farmer of Pakistan that is illiterate, less equipped, under trained and technologically poor can only rely on policies of government to protect and grow them. Therefore, weak and inconsistent policies of consecutive governments in Pakistan have caused serious problems to Pakistan’s agriculture sector.

Lack of accountability

The marketing facilities for agricultural products in Pakistan are still far from satisfactory level. Our cultivators can not get just prices for their produce due to defective marketing organization. Moreover, the chain of middle men between the producers and ultimate consumers take a heavy share of their produce .Thus the cultivators do not take much real interest in increasing their product too. Hoarding and smuggling has become a culture. Creating farce crisis and causing price hike has become a routine matter. That benefits only middle men; both producer and consumer suffer badly due to this. Lack of proper check and balance and accountability is a fundamental feature of lack of good governance in Pakistan. This is also effecting agriculture sector as well.

Infrastructural problems

The agricultural activities are to be performed in rural areas, but most of villages in Pakistan have no road or railway links with markets. So, farmers have to face innumerable hardships to sell their products. Pakistan is also facing grain storage problems at large scale throughout the country. The people often store their grains in godowns, which cause time to time damage to the seed. Thus, hundreds of thousand of tones of crops have to be stored in temporary facilities that afforded inadequate protection and pilferage. The hazards may occur because of improper ventilation, lack of control over temperature and humidity, high moisture content in seeds, lack of control over rain due to broken walls, floors and ceilings, spoil and un-cleaned godowns, lack of spray and fumigation etc. That results in increase number of dormant seeds, sprouting and rotting, increase of insect damage and bird contamination.

Analysis

Pakistan is a cluster of more than 170 million people. Though Pakistan is the most urbanized country in South Asia, yet it is an agrarian economy. Fluctuating policies, influx of MNCs and private sector have forced the rural labor to find better economic opportunities in urban centers. But unfortunately, they have added to the poverty only. Pakistan is suffering from energy and water shortage and food inflation has been touching double figures. Realizing these ground realities Pakistan needs to look seriously in to its agricultural problems. 2010 floods played havoc with the agricultural lands. Changing climatic conditions; rise in temperature and changing patterns of rainfall are also adding to the agricultural problems. No matter how long lived and deep rooted are the problems of agriculture in Pakistan, they can be solved with due deliberation in to them.

It is the article of my respected sir from Jahangir World Times.Source Css Fourm

 

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