Sharp Increase In Prices Of Watermelon Witnessed
Sumaira FH 1 year ago Sun 05th May 2019 | 05:00 PM
RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th May, 2019 ) :The price of watermelon has surged sharply to Rs 40-50 per kg as compared to Rs 20-25 last year.
Rawalpindi Wholesale Fresh Fruit Association Subzi Mandi President Ghulm Qadir mir said currently a truck load of water-melon was now priced at Rs 200,000 to 250,000 depending upon its quality as compared to Rs 100,000 to 150,000 last year.
Ghulam Qadir said in view of increasing temperature and scorching heat and with the start of the holy month Ramadan, the demand of melon was increasing.
He said usually 10-15 per cent production of the fruit wasted during shipment, from producing areas to the wholesale market, while there are no actual estimate of wastage during sale at wholesale and retail markets.