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 rising prices of onions and vegetables, which have already been eroding the budgets of the people in the national capital, are not expected to fall till Oct 15, the wholesale dealers predicted here Tuesday."The ...
The spiralling prices of onions have partially affected restaurant business in Kolkata, with owners apprehensive that customers might skip eating out during Christmas and New Year festivities, if they hike the rate of food items.
With onion prices touching Rs 80 per kilogram, the Delhi government has decided to ask big traders to import onions in large quantities so that the prices would stabilize in the capital.
Onion exports have declined by 18 per cent to 4.86 lakh tonnes in the first half of the fiscal due to government's steps to curb outbound shipments.
Under the pressure to check retail onion prices that have shot up to Rs 80 per kg across the country, the government has approved bids for import of 1,000 tonnes of onion from overseas.
The price of onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years.
At present, the government is planning to arrange for fresh domestic supplies of pulses to ease the soaring prices.
A US-based website offering onions at heavily discounted prices in India has seen an "overwhelming" response as consumers there reel from sky-rocketing prices of the vegetable.Groupon, which offers cut-price deals on everything from restaurant meals ...
The rising prices of onions may have brought tears to millions in India but one Bihar village is not bothered. Reason? No one in the village has consumed onion in several decades!Residents of Bhimsen village ...