MULTAN : The flood in the South Punjab has increased prices of vegetables because it damaged crops and vegetables which also reduced its supply to local markets. In Multan, floodwater inundated different areas of Bund Bossan, Nawabpur, Head Muhammadwala Bridge, Shershah, Qasim Bela and other areas in Shujabad and Jalalpur Pirwala. Most of vegetable crops had been cultivated in the riverine belt of the River Chenab and these areas were hit by flood. In vegetable market, price of different commodities had become double as Cauli-Flower (Ghobhi) was being sold Rs 80/KG.
, Teenday Rs 100/KG, Lady-Finger Rs 100/KG, Onion Rs 60/KG, (Kareelay) Rs 100/KG, Patato Rs 50/KG, Cocumber Rs 80/KG, Brinjal (Baingan) Rs 50/KG, Irvi Rs 80/KG.
A vegetable shopkeeper at MDA Chowk, Allah Bukhash, said recent floods had not only damaged vegetable corps but also hindered its supply.
He said vegetables were being brought from non-flooded areas which had increased transportation charges.