Avg. Prices Of Commodities in Rs/100Kg: 15, April 2014: Lahore Rice Basmati Super (New) 11250 Sugar 5060 Gram White(local) 5900 Gram Black 5800 Gram Pulse 5900 Moong 13250 Moong Pulse 15000 Mash 11250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 12500 Maize 2150 Millet 2500 Sorghum 2900 RapeSeed (Torya) 6400 Potato Fresh 5100 Potato Store 4500 Onion 2900 Garlic (China) 9700 Ginger(China) 25250 Tomato 4400 Spinach 950 Brinjal 2400 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 18000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11600 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5400 Tinda 1550 Pumpkin 1350 Cauliflower 3500 Peas 6550 Turnip 1650 Radish 1450 Carrot 2400 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11800 Apple (Ammre) 7100 Banana(DOZENS) 61 Guava 4400 Orange(100Pcs) 920 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1040 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 21200 Green Fodder 255 Wheat Straw 1225 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 14500 Pomegranate(Badana) 30200 Musambi(100Pcs) 1430 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 2600 Cabbage 1350 Jaggery (گڑ) 6250 Mash Pulse(local) 12250 Ginger (Thai) 20300 Masoor Whole (Imported) 8750 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12500 Garlic (Local) 5500 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 2850 Watermelon 3100 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 7300 Strawberry 8700 Dates (Aseel) 13200 Green Chilli 3550 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2200 Lemon (China) 6100 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6500 ¡ Faisalabad Wheat 3719 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11500 Rice (IRRI) 3663 Sugar 5025 Gram White(local) 5375 Gram Black 5013 Gram Pulse 5344 Moong 12500 Moong Pulse 13000 Mash 9125 Maize 2625 Millet 2650 RapeSeed (Torya) 5375 Potato Fresh 5200 Onion 2550 Garlic (China) 8950 Ginger(China) 24550 Tomato 5550 Spinach 1000 Brinjal 1700 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 15100 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9550 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3750 Pumpkin 1050 Cauliflower 2550 Peas 4100 Turnip 1000 Radish 1250 Carrot 3100 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10400 Apple (Golden) 5750 Apple (Ammre) 5750 Banana(DOZENS) 69 Guava 3900 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1000 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 28500 Banola Cake 2475 Green Fodder 238 Wheat Straw 888 Rice Basmati (385) 7125 Pomegranate(Badana) 24350 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1400 Cabbage 1300 Jaggery (گڑ) 5188 Mash Pulse(local) 11000 Gram White(Importedl) 7500 Masoor Whole (Imported) 8413 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 9250 Garlic (Local) 4800 Cucumber (Kheera) 1300 Melon 4950 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 5750 Strawberry 10500 Dates (Aseel) 12500 Green Chilli 3750 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1000 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5875 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2500 ¡ Gujranwala Wheat 3625 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11750 Sugar 5095 Gram White(local) 6200 Gram Black 6300 Gram Pulse 6150 Moong 13250 Moong Pulse 13750 Mash 11025 Maize 2500 RapeSeed (Torya) 6300 Potato Fresh 5000 Onion 2450 Garlic (China) 9750 Ginger(China) 25000 Tomato 4750 Spinach 900 Brinjal 2250 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 12250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4750 Cauliflower 1900 Peas 4750 Turnip 1850 Radish 650 Carrot 2600 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 13150 Banana(DOZENS) 66 Guava 5900 Kinnow (100Pcs) 840 Banola Cake 2900 Green Fodder 465 Wheat Straw 1150 Pomegranate(Badana) 25000 Cabbage 1500 Jaggery (گڑ) 6300 Mash Pulse(local) 12250 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9050 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 9500 Garlic (Local) 6650 Cucumber (Kheera) 1400 Melon 5200 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 8650 Green Chilli 3350 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1650 Lemon (China) 8850 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6200 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3300 ¡ Okara Rice Basmati Super (New) 11750 Rice (IRRI) 3750 Paddy Basmati 5363 Paddy (IRRI) 2150 Sugar 4980 Gram White(local) 6750 Gram Black 5450 Gram Pulse 5650 Moong 9250 Moong Pulse 13250 Mash 10250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 13250 Maize 2488 Millet 2500 Sorghum 6750 Potato Fresh 4650 Onion 2850 Garlic (China) 11250 Ginger(China) 24750 Tomato 4250 Spinach 900 Brinjal 1900 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9250 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5750 Cauliflower 3100 Peas 8750 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12000 Apple (Golden) 7250 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Banola Cake 3388 Green Fodder 315 Wheat Straw 1088 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12750 Rice Basmati (385) 7250 Cabbage 1100 Jaggery (گڑ) 5225 Gram White(Importedl) 8250 Ginger (Thai) 23750 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9250 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11550 Garlic (Local) 5750 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 4250 Watermelon 3500 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 8250 Strawberry 10500 Green Chilli 4250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2100 Lemon (China) 11750 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6250 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2900 ¡ Rawalpindi Rice Basmati Super (New) 12750 Rice (IRRI) 4250 Sugar 5050 Gram White(local) 5250 Gram Black 5750 Gram Pulse 6250 Moong 13500 Moong Pulse 14500 Mash 10500 Mash Pulse(Imported) 11750 Maize 2313 Millet 2700 Sorghum 3313 RapeSeed (Torya) 6625 Potato Fresh 5100 Onion 3300 Garlic (China) 10900 Ginger(China) 23300 Tomato 4100 Spinach 800 Brinjal 2700 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 6000 Tinda 2700 Pumpkin 1500 Cauliflower 1800 Peas 3400 Turnip 1600 Radish 1100 Carrot 2900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 50050 Apple (Golden) 6050 Apple (Ammre) 5000 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Guava 5850 Kinnow (100Pcs) 685 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 17850 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 15000 Cabbage 1500 Jaggery (گڑ) 7400 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9200 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10500 Garlic (Local) 7600 Cucumber (Kheera) 2000 Melon 4800 Green Chilli 3900 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2300 Lemon (China) 10300 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3000 ¡ Multan Wheat 3025 Rice Basmati Super (New) 9750 Rice (IRRI) 3525 Paddy Basmati 5375 Sugar 4865 Gram Black 5213 Gram Pulse 5688 Moong 13063 Moong Pulse 13875 Mash 9063 Mash Pulse(Imported) 11375 Maize 2688 Millet 2525 RapeSeed (Torya) 6125 Potato Fresh 4450 Onion 2150 Garlic (China) 8750 Ginger(China) 18950 Tomato 2800 Spinach 850 Brinjal 1900 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 19125 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8850 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4600 Tinda 11000 Pumpkin 1200 Cauliflower 2050 Peas 5450 Turnip 1400 Radish 1200 Carrot 3500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10200 Apple (Golden) 6450 Banana(DOZENS) 57 Guava 4400 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1120 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 20600 Green Fodder 275 Wheat Straw 800 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10625 Rice Basmati (385) 6625 Grapefruit(100Pcs) 1800 Groundnut 6875 Cabbage 900 Jaggery (گڑ) 5250 Gram White(Importedl) 6313 Masoor Whole (Imported) 8063 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 12875 Garlic (Local) 4700 Cucumber (Kheera) 1200 Melon 4150 Watermelon 2300 Strawberry 9500 Green Chilli 3500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1900 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5813 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2650 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 4600 ¡ Bhakhar Wheat 3000 Sugar 5000 Gram White(local) 4475 Gram Black 4800 Gram Pulse 6475 Moong 10900 Moong Pulse 14950 Masoor Pulse(local) 14950 Maize 3475 Millet 2475 RapeSeed (Torya) 5900 Potato Fresh 4975 Onion 2175 Garlic (China) 10775 Tomato 3375 Spinach 775 Brinjal 1975 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16975 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8775 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4975 Tinda 1575 Pumpkin 2675 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 9875 Apple (Golden) 7075 Banana(DOZENS) 42 Guava 4975 Kinnow (100Pcs) 975 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12975 Cabbage 775 Jaggery (گڑ) 5925 Mash Pulse(local) 10975 Ginger (Thai) 19375 Garlic (Local) 3575 Cucumber (Kheera) 1575 Watermelon 2475 Green Chilli 1975 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2075 Lemon (China) 4975 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2875 ¡ Sahiwal Wheat 3400 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11750 Rice (IRRI) 4100 Sugar 4950 Gram White(local) 7650 Gram Black 5650 Gram Pulse 6000 Moong Pulse 12750 Mash Pulse(Imported) 12250 Masoor Pulse(local) 12750 Maize 2475 Millet 6500 Sorghum 2538 RapeSeed (Torya) 5875 Potato Fresh 4650 Onion 3525 Garlic (China) 11150 Ginger(China) 23250 Tomato 4400 Spinach 1500 Brinjal 2650 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16750 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4750 Pumpkin 1900 Cauliflower 2650 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11750 Apple (Golden) 7750 Apple (Ammre) 5600 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Guava 3975 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1000 Green Fodder 375 Wheat Straw 1250 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12750 Cabbage 1500 Gram White(Importedl) 8250 Masoor Whole (Imported) 9650 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11750 Cucumber (Kheera) 1700 Melon 4600 Strawberry 11600 Green Chilli 4400 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2575 Lemon (China) 12250 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6500 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2800 ¡ Vehari Wheat 2875 Rice Basmati Super (New) 12275 Rice (IRRI) 3275 Sugar 4960 Gram White(local) 7750 Gram Black 4800 Gram Pulse 5150 Moong Pulse 10500 Mash Pulse(Imported) 11800 Masoor Whole(local) 8800 Masoor Pulse(local) 10550 Maize 2125 Millet 2525 Potato Fresh 3800 Onion 2175 Garlic (China) 12150 Ginger(China) 22000 Tomato 3150 Spinach 900 Brinjal 1950 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11750 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4200 Pumpkin 1800 Cauliflower 2350 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11250 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Guava 2700 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1150 Green Fodder 295 Wheat Straw 930 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12500 Rice Basmati (385) 6550 Cabbage 900 Mash Pulse(local) 9250 Gram White(Importedl) 8300 Masoor Whole (Imported) 8550 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 9750 Cucumber (Kheera) 1600 Melon 5400 Watermelon 2125 Strawberry 12150 Green Chilli 2850 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2250 Lemon (China) 9450 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5250 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 1850 ¡ Burewala Rice (IRRI) 3900 Sugar 5030 Potato Fresh 4275 Onion 1935 Garlic (China) 11700 Ginger(China) 22050 Tomato 3103 Spinach 4 Brinjal 1530 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 18250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9775 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5100 Tinda 10200 Pumpkin 935 Peas 9775 Carrot 2763 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10413 Apple (Golden) 6800 Banana(DOZENS) 51 Guava 2763 Kinnow (100Pcs) 850 Green Fodder 325 Wheat Straw 950 Rice Basmati (385) 7750 Cabbage 765 Garlic (Local) 5850 Cucumber (Kheera) 1148 Melon 3825 Watermelon 2338 Strawberry 11900 Green Chilli 5100 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1913 Lemon (China) 12720 Sweet Musk Melon 3188 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 1913 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 7225 ¡ Layyah Wheat 3050 Rice Basmati Super (New) 9250 Rice (IRRI) 3650 Sugar 5100 Gram White(local) 5200 Gram Black 4650 Gram Pulse 5750 Masoor Pulse(local) 10250 Millet 2300 Potato Fresh 4750 Onion 2750 Garlic (China) 10500 Ginger(China) 22500 Tomato 4250 Spinach 500 Brinjal 1700 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 16250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4500 Tinda 1100 Pumpkin 2750 Cauliflower 2250 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11000 Apple (Golden) 6500 Banana(DOZENS) 40 Guava 4500 Kinnow (100Pcs) 380 Banola Cake 3250 Green Fodder 225 Wheat Straw 700 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 10750 Rice Basmati (385) 6500 Cabbage 700 Jaggery (گڑ) 5750 Mash Pulse(local) 10250 Garlic (Local) 6500 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 4500 Watermelon 2250 Green Chilli 3500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2750 Lemon (Desi) 18500 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5750 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 7500 ¡ Khanewal Wheat 2950 Rice Basmati Super (New) 13200 Rice (IRRI) 3600 Sugar 4900 Gram Black 5400 Gram Pulse 5500 Moong 8675 Moong Pulse 13400 Mash Pulse(Imported) 11000 Maize 2313 RapeSeed (Torya) 5625 Potato Fresh 4950 Onion 2900 Garlic (China) 9800 Tomato 4300 Spinach 800 Brinjal 1700 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4800 Tinda 12500 Pumpkin 1100 Cauliflower 3000 Peas 6250 Apple (Golden) 6500 Banana(DOZENS) 44 Guava 3150 Kinnow (100Pcs) 900 Banola Cake 3250 Green Fodder 238 Wheat Straw 1150 Rice Basmati (385) 6600 Cabbage 900 Jaggery (گڑ) 4900 Gram White(Importedl) 7650 Ginger (Thai) 23000 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11450 Garlic (Local) 5250 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 3950 Watermelon 2250 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10500 Strawberry 12500 Green Chilli 2850 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2800 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5600 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3000 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 7750 ¡ MuzafarGhar Potato Fresh 4900 Onion 1700 Garlic (China) 10500 Tomato 3150 Spinach 950 Brinjal 1500 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9250 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4400 Cauliflower 1300 Peas 4900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11800 Banana(DOZENS) 57 Guava 4400 Ginger (Thai) 20000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 1800 ¡ TTSingh Potato Fresh 4850 Onion 3140 Garlic (China) 11690 Tomato 4940 Spinach 710 Brinjal 1790 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 8540 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5390 Pumpkin 1790 Cauliflower 2330 Peas 3590 Apple (Golden) 6290 Banana(DOZENS) 48 Ginger (Thai) 19340 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10340 ¡ Patoki Potato Fresh 5050 Potato Store 2900 Onion 2800 Garlic (China) 10750 Ginger(China) 24250 Tomato 4800 Spinach 900 Brinjal 2700 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11750 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5250 Tinda 1700 Cauliflower 2100 Peas 7750 Turnip 1500 Radish 900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12750 Apple (Golden) 7750 Apple (Ammre) 5250 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 5250 Kinnow (100Pcs) 875 Pomegranate(Kandhari) 22500 Cabbage 1100 Ginger (Thai) 20750 Cucumber (Kheera) 1700 Melon 4750 Watermelon 3800 Strawberry 14500 Green Chilli 3800 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2700 Lemon (China) 9250 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2100 ¡ ArifWala Wheat 3138 Rice Basmati Super (New) 14000 Rice (IRRI) 3775 Paddy Basmati 5375 Paddy (IRRI) 2125 Sugar 4950 Gram White(local) 9000 Gram Black 5650 Gram Pulse 5850 Moong 11250 Moong Pulse 14000 Mash 10750 Masoor Whole(local) 10500 Masoor Pulse(local) 11750 Maize 2575 Millet 2563 Sorghum 6000 RapeSeed (Torya) 5900 Potato Fresh 4750 Onion 2750 Garlic (China) 10500 Tomato 4250 Brinjal 1900 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 11000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5250 Tinda 12500 Cauliflower 3100 Peas 5500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 14500 Apple (Golden) 8500 Banana(DOZENS) 65 Guava 3250 Banola Cake 2545 Green Fodder 325 Wheat Straw 525 Rice Basmati (385) 7550 Mash Pulse(local) 13000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1300 Watermelon 3250 Green Chilli 4250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2100 Lemon (China) 11500 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6100 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2800 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 7250 ¡ Lodhran Potato Fresh 4983 Onion 2188 Garlic (China) 11500 Tomato 3595 Spinach 700 Brinjal 1583 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 3679 Pumpkin 2700 Cauliflower 2500 Peas 5500 Apple (Golden) 8167 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 3486 Cabbage 1283 Ginger (Thai) 22000 Garlic (Local) 6000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1400 Melon 3494 Watermelon 2300 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11667 Strawberry 8500 Green Chilli 3200 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3000 Lemon (Desi) 14000 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 6000 ¡ Mailsi Sugar 4945 Potato Fresh 4838 Onion 2000 Garlic (China) 10975 Tomato 3600 Spinach 995 Brinjal 2088 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10700 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4775 Cauliflower 1925 Peas 5725 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 10868 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 2508 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1238 Cabbage 1350 Ginger (Thai) 22800 Garlic (Local) 7290 Cucumber (Kheera) 1238 Melon 4005 Watermelon 2638 Green Chilli 4600 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3713 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2188 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 4700 ¡ Chichawatni Rice Basmati Super (New) 10500 Rice (IRRI) 4100 Sugar 5150 Gram White(local) 7500 Gram Black 6750 Gram Pulse 6750 Moong Pulse 13750 Mash Pulse(Imported) 12500 Masoor Pulse(local) 10500 Potato Fresh 4250 Onion 2650 Garlic (China) 12500 Tomato 4750 Spinach 650 Brinjal 2350 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4750 Pumpkin 1900 Cauliflower 1900 Peas 9500 Carrot 2850 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12500 Apple (Golden) 7500 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 3750 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12000 Rice Basmati (385) 7250 Cabbage 1900 Mash Pulse(local) 10500 Gram White(Importedl) 10250 Ginger (Thai) 25500 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 13500 Garlic (Local) 7500 Cucumber (Kheera) 1900 Melon 4500 Watermelon 2750 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 7500 Green Chilli 3750 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2600 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6750 ¡ DGKHAN Wheat 3275 Rice Basmati Super (New) 11500 Rice (IRRI) 3500 Sugar 5050 Gram Black 4750 Gram Pulse 5500 Moong 9000 Moong Pulse 12250 Mash 8000 Mash Pulse(Imported) 11250 Maize 2750 Millet 3250 Sorghum 3350 RapeSeed (Torya) 5800 Potato Fresh 5100 Onion 2000 Garlic (China) 11500 Ginger(China) 20500 Tomato 3500 Spinach 750 Brinjal 1900 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 13000 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11500 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4750 Cauliflower 1900 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11500 Apple (Ammre) 3250 Banana(DOZENS) 43 Guava 2250 Kinnow (100Pcs) 490 Banola 2500 Green Fodder 475 Rice Basmati (385) 6750 Cabbage 1500 Jaggery (گڑ) 5750 Gram White(Importedl) 6750 Masoor Whole (Imported) 7750 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 10250 Cucumber (Kheera) 1700 Melon 5250 Watermelon 3250 Green Chilli 3900 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 3900 Gram Flour (بیسن) 5800 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 1900 ¡ MandiBahaudin Wheat 3700 Rice Basmati Super (New) 10250 Paddy Basmati 5900 Sugar 5050 Masoor Whole(local) 7450 Maize 2350 Millet 2450 RapeSeed (Torya) 5900 Potato Fresh 4800 Onion 3000 Garlic (China) 12800 Ginger(China) 27800 Tomato 5500 Spinach 1175 Brinjal 2500 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 12800 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4050 Cauliflower 2000 Peas 9050 Radish 2000 Carrot 2500 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12800 Apple (Golden) 9050 Apple (Ammre) 6050 Banana(DOZENS) 61 Guava 7050 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1150 Banola 3250 Banola Cake 3350 Cabbage 1600 Jaggery (گڑ) 6450 Cucumber (Kheera) 1600 Melon 5050 Strawberry 11800 Green Chilli 4050 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2200 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3400 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 4050 ¡ Gojra Potato Fresh 4025 Onion 2905 Garlic (China) 9875 Tomato 3365 Spinach 575 Brinjal 1565 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 7620 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4930 Pumpkin 1565 Cauliflower 2463 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 9875 Apple (Golden) 5825 Banana(DOZENS) 40 Guava 3365 Cabbage 1338 Garlic (Local) 4933 Cucumber (Kheera) 1565 Melon 4925 Strawberry 9870 Green Chilli 3365 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1205 Apricot White 4935 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2005 ¡ Kamalia Wheat 3125 Paddy Basmati 5250 Maize 2331 Sorghum 6375 Potato Fresh 4500 Onion 2250 Garlic (China) 11000 Tomato 4500 Spinach 700 Brinjal 2400 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 11000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5500 Apple (Golden) 5500 Banana(DOZENS) 40 Guava 2750 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1000 Cabbage 1200 Jaggery (گڑ) 5375 Ginger (Thai) 22000 Garlic (Local) 5500 Cucumber (Kheera) 1800 Melon 2500 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10000 Green Chilli 3250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2200 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2250 ¡ PirMahal Potato Fresh 4700 Onion 3000 Garlic (China) 10800 Ginger(China) 19200 Tomato 4200 Spinach 640 Brinjal 1780 Cauliflower 2300 Apple (Golden) 6200 Banana(DOZENS) 52 Guava 3600 Kinnow (100Pcs) 950 Cucumber (Kheera) 1660 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 10700 Green Chilli 4175 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2490 ¡ ShujaAbad Potato Fresh 5500 Onion 2400 Garlic (China) 14500 Ginger(China) 23000 Tomato 4750 Spinach 900 Brinjal 1650 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 12000 Peas 5750 Banana(DOZENS) 75 Guava 3750 Kinnow (100Pcs) 625 Cucumber (Kheera) 1700 Melon 3750 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 13500 Green Chilli 3300 ¡ jalalpurpirwala Potato Fresh 4750 Onion 2750 Tomato 3700 Brinjal 750 Cauliflower 1800 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12650 Guava 4300 Cucumber (Kheera) 1350 Melon 4850 Green Chilli 3800 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2900 ¡ MianChannu Wheat 2875 Rice Basmati Super (New) 12500 Rice (IRRI) 3900 Sugar 4950 Gram White(local) 4582 Gram Black 5550 Gram Pulse 5750 Moong 9750 Moong Pulse 14125 Masoor Whole(local) 8788 Masoor Pulse(local) 10000 Maize 2313 Millet 2900 Sorghum 3350 Potato Fresh 4180 Onion 2280 Garlic (China) 10480 Tomato 3380 Spinach 1480 Brinjal 1480 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 9980 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 2415 Tinda 12480 Pumpkin 1480 Cauliflower 3380 Peas 9980 Radish 1080 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 12680 Banana(DOZENS) 46 Guava 2480 Kinnow (100Pcs) 1240 Green Fodder 350 Wheat Straw 1063 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 14250 Rice Basmati (385) 6775 Cabbage 1080 Jaggery (گڑ) 5250 Mash Pulse(local) 12250 Ginger (Thai) 22980 Garlic (Local) 3480 Cucumber (Kheera) 1380 Melon 5080 Watermelon 1380 Strawberry 11980 Green Chilli 5180 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 1780 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6300 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 1980 Zucchini (گھیا توری) 5780 ¡ JamPur Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 6501 ¡ Chakwal Wheat 3663 Rice (IRRI) 4450 Sugar 5075 Gram White(local) 6750 Gram Black 5250 Gram Pulse 6200 Moong 13750 Mash 11250 Mash Pulse(Imported) 8875 Maize 11750 Potato Fresh 5250 Onion 3350 Ginger(China) 10250 Tomato 4600 Spinach 1700 Brinjal 2150 Red Chilli Whole (Dry) 13250 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 5300 Cauliflower 2100 Peas 4350 Radish 2050 Carrot 2400 Apple Kala Kullu (Pahari) 11250 Apple (Golden) 8000 Banana(DOZENS) 55 Guava 6650 Kinnow (100Pcs) 675 Banola 3750 Banola Cake 2900 Green Fodder 1075 Rice Basmati Super (Old) 12250 Rice Basmati (385) 8500 Musambi(100Pcs) 425 Cabbage 1900 Jaggery (گڑ) 2550 Mash Pulse(local) 2625 Ginger (Thai) 24250 Masoor Pulse (Imported) 11625 Cucumber (Kheera) 1650 Green Chilli 3500 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2100 Lemon (Desi) 10000 Gram Flour (بیسن) 6650 Sweet Musk Melon 4900 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 3400 ¡ Jhelum Potato Fresh 5350 Onion 3450 Garlic (China) 10500 Tomato 5000 Spinach 800 Brinjal 1900 Lady Finger/Okra (بھنڈی توری) 10000 Bitter Gourd (کریلا) 4250 Tinda 1100 Cauliflower 2400 Peas 5500 Turnip 1800 Radish 1100 Carrot 2000 Apple (Golden) 6250 Banana(DOZENS) 60 Guava 6500 Kinnow (100Pcs) 995 Cabbage 900 Ginger (Thai) 24000 Cucumber (Kheera) 1500 Melon 5250 Watermelon 2250 Apple Kala Kullu (Madani) 11000 Strawberry 13000 Green Chilli 3250 Capsicum (شملہ مرچ) 2000 Lemon (China) 10000 Bottle Gourd (کدو) 2750 ¡ Mianwali Wheat 3675 Sugar 4890 Gram White(local) 7450 Gram Black 3775 Gram 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Agriculture: Major Pakistani juniper forest in danger of vanishing

juniper-in-dangerAgriculture and Forest: A 247,000-acre forest of juniper trees, some of which are thousands of years old, in Pakistan's southwest may soon vanish because of the dearth of government conservation efforts, and the felling of the trees by villagers seeking fuel.

The forest near Ziarat district in Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest and poorest province, is the second-largest juniper forest in the world. Its slow-growth trees are estimated to be up to 4,000 to 5,000 years old.

The "most extensive and best-known examples" of the juniperus excelsa species "are found in Ziarat at an elevation ranging from 1,980 to 3,350 meters (6,534 to 11,055 feet) above sea level," an International Union for Conservation of Nature report states. ((CHUCK THE TRANSLATION FROM METRIC IS MINE --SH))

While Ziarat's dry, cold climate may be conducive to the trees' growth, it drives locals to use the trees' branches for firewood.

UNESCO has declared Ziarat's juniper forest a "biosphere reserve," Pakistan's second, and the United Nations has added the forest to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

"The juniper forests have suffered from temperature rises and ongoing drought since 1994. Snowfall and rainfall patterns have become irregular. Before the drought, snow fell regularly in winter months," said Abdul Raziq, a lecturer at Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences in Quetta, the provincial capital.

"Another reason is disease caused by the use of banned sprays on nearby apple trees. Pakistan is one of the few countries where banned agriculture sprays are used," Raziq said. "The juniper trees are drying out and their smaller branches breaking down. The reason of drying juniper trees is yet not known. We sometimes call it juniper-cancer," he added.

Activists and some villagers have condemned both the provincial Department of Forest and Wildlife and outside organizations for slow progress in preserving the juniper forest.

"The juniper forest is our national asset. I have been put in charge of the forests and wildlife department. The (provincial) government will surely try its best to involve the community and international researchers and donor organizations in preserving the Ziarat juniper forest," Obaidullah Jan Babath, adviser to the chief minister of the Baluchistan provincial government, told UPI Next.

However, the government and outside organizations are both "wasting huge grants from international donors and the public treasury," Shah Zaman Khan, a local elder and social activist, told UPI Next.

"Meanwhile, the axing of juniper trees continues in and around Ziarat,"

"We consider the life of a juniper tree as precious as our own human lives. This juniper forest needs special attention, especially in regards to funding, and to finding a way to stop them drying up," Khan said.

Several species of juniper in the region are indigenous to Baluchistan. Scattered over large swaths of land, the juniper trees stretch beyond Baluchistan into neighboring Iran and Afghanistan. As the winter months draw near, locals have been taking to the forest to stock up on wood.

"We don't have firewood for cooking so we collect dry branches of ‘obashta,'" Naik Bibi, a 45-year old housewife carrying a heap of dry juniper branches on her head, told UPI Next. She used the local Pashtu word for the trees.

"We were advised by our forefathers that cutting a tree is a sin because the trees are alive like us," she said.

Umai Khan, an elder from the village of Gogi in Ziarat spoke emphatically of his need for fuel.

"I am poor. I have nothing but God's gift of the wood of these trees to keep myself warm during the cold winter days," he told UPI Next.

Jamil Kakar, an anthropology researcher at Islamabad's Quaid-e-Azam University, said that for the forest to be preserved, those living in and around it need to learn its value and significance.

"Once they know that protecting juniper trees could boost the local economy through tourism, they will not use the slow-growing juniper wood for fuel," he said.

Also indigenous to Ziarat are almond, wild olive, ash and wild pistachio trees, and 54 plant species known for medicinal qualities, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has said.

The provincial forest department has created an annual $100,000 endowment fund to meet energy requirements and assist sustainable livelihoods through products other than timber, said Masroor Kakar, director of the government's Multi-Sector Project for Conservation of Juniper Forest, an interdepartmental effort that includes efforts ranging from research and community awareness to tree nurseries and tourism efforts.

"The local fuel consumption is estimated, and the project provides local residents fuel on the basis of fuel consumption rates per person," he said.

However, although a gas pipeline provides gas to the main town of Ziarat, most villages do not have access to it. During the winter, pressure in the pipes drops drastically, leaving the locals without gas for weeks at a time.

Villagers also cut the trees for shelter.

The Forest and Wildlife Department will spend $2.3 million during the seven-year period that began in 2012 to protect the Ziarat juniper biosphere reserve, and a team of 80 works around the forest to monitor and keep it from being deforested, Syed Miskeen Shah, the department's deputy forest conservator, said, although he added that the budget is not enough.

"Personnel and patrolling vehicles need resources. Watchtowers around the forest are needed to keep better surveillance of the juniper forest", he added.

"A huge amount of funds is needed to boost micro-financing for better livelihood of the community," he said.

Courtesy UPI

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