Kryana Merchants requested a meeting of the Price Control Committee for an official increase in prices. According to President Kryana Merchant Pervaiz Butt, Dal mung increased from Rs 230 to Rs 250 kg, Dal Mash from 220 to 227 kg, sugar by Rs 2 kg to wholesale. With the addition of 50kg of sugar, the price of rice increased by Rs12.
President Pervaiz Butt Kryana Merchants Association says supply is also decreasing, commodity prices will be raised and new prices will be set, otherwise, the strike will be initiated.
Along with food, prices of “shroud” have also increased, while the price of flower leaves has seen a record decline. Male Shroud Sewing increased from Rs 1200 to Rs 2100, Female Shroud Sewing was increased from Rs 1300 to Rs 2200 to Rs 2500. Dried flowers and sheets placed on graves also increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.
On the other hand, the end of the marriage, Vilma, Mehndi, political and social events reduced the price of flower necklaces, earrings, floral leaves, and beads. The petals of rose flowers dropped from Rs 400 to just Rs 100 per kg while necklaces of roses cost only Rs 10, roses beads 8 to 10 and mala costing Rs 15.