In the past month, flour prices in Punjab have risen by Rs10.
Anticipation of the recent wheat harvest bringing down prices has been wiped away. A sack of 20 kilograms of wheat is sold for more than 1,000 Rs.
The public is concerned that, if flour prices continue to rise like this, it won’t be able to afford two square meals.
Traders say the price of wheat in the open market has risen, which is why flour has become more costly.
They say they buy it for Rs1,000, and also have to make a profit.