The government has imposed a maximum retail price for five essential food items under the Consumer Affairs Authority Act No 09 of 2003.
A kilo of dhal will be priced at Rs. 159, a kilo of peas at Rs. 205, a kilo of Dubai sprats at Rs. 405, a kilo of white sugar will be Rs. 93.00 and a kilo of potatoes Rs. 115. The maximum retail prices are effective from January 27.