Onion Prices Rise Despite Imports from Afghanistan and Pakistan

PTI  |  Updated: July 14, 2017 13:45 IST

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Onion Prices Rise Despite Imports from Afghanistan and Pakistan
Wholesale onion prices increased to Rs 60 per kg at Azadpur market in the national capital despite improved supplies on account of imports from neighbouring countries. The kitchen staple, which was being sold at Rs 35-50 per kg last week in the wholesale market, is now priced at Rs 40-60 per kg, Azadpur Mandi Onion Traders Association President Surender Budhiraja said.

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He added that the supply in the wholesale market has increased with the arrival of onions from neighbouring countries Afghanistan and Pakistan. "Onion prices are continuously rising and today touched Rs 60 per kg in the wholesale market despite increase in supplies as onions from Afghanistan and Pakistan are also entering the market," Budhiraja said.

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CommentsMeanwhile, as per Department of Consumer Affairs data, onions are being sold at Rs 80 per kg in Srinagar, followed by Rs 70 per kg in Aizwal and Jabalpur and at Rs 67 per kg in the national capital. While, in the retail markets of Delhi, the kitchen staple is being sold at Rs 80 per kg.
However, onions are still available at Rs 38 per kg at Mother Dairy's Safal outlets.
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