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People throng 318 Ramazan bazaars.

Byline: F.P. Report

LAHORE -- There is a heavy rush of people in 318 Ramazan bazaars set up in the province due to availability of essential items at subsidized rates. Sale of flour, sugar, rice and other edible items has exceeded 12487000 kg. Due to availability of daily use items at cheaper and subsidized rates, the trend of people is increasing towards Ramadan bazaars. Lakhs of persons purchased flour, sugar, fruits, vegetables, pulses and daily use commodities in Ramadan bazaars, the other day.

According to Ramadan Monitoring Report, 183470 flour bags of 10kg each were sold on subsidized rate of Rs. 290 in Ramadan bazaars while 17193 flour bags of 10kg each were sold for Rs. 310 per bag in open market and 220373 flour bags of 20 kg each were sold at subsidized rate of Rs. 620. As much as 832889 kg sugar was sold on subsidized rate of Rs. 55 per kg in Ramadan bazaars and 10785248 kg sugar has been sold during last 25 days.

In Ramadan bazaars, the rate of eggs was Rs. 70 per dozen. Punjab government is providing chicken for 10 rupees per kilogram below the market rate in Ramadan bazaars and 118906 kilogram chicken was sold at subsidized rate of Rs.194. There has been a record sale of more than 12487000 kilogram of 16 edible items during last 25 days. 179225 people including 165000 men and 14225 women benefitted from 1985 Dastarkhwans set up in the province.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 30, 2016
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