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Tag: Onion

Onion Prices In Odisha Hit The Roof Due To Rain In Nashik

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in Nashik in Maharshtra, the key onion producing city in the country, have led to sudden rise in the prices of the tuber vegetable in Odisha. The vegetable is currently being sold at Rs 52-54 a kg in Bhubaneswar while the price stands at Rs 52-53 in Chhatra Bazar, Cuttack. […]

After Potato & Onion, Edible Oil Burns Hole In Pockets

New Delhi: After potato and onion, the price of edible oil has now gone up due to a sharp increase in the cost of oilseeds. Crude palm oil (CPO) prices in the domestic futures market have risen by 53 per cent in the past six months due to a decline in palm oil production in […]

Onion Price: Centre Relaxes Import Norms, Releases Buffer Stock

New Delhi: Concerned over the rising price of onions, the Centre on Wednesday relaxed the norms for import of onions while deciding to release the crop from the buffer stock in a calibrated manner. The government has built a buffer stock of onions from the Rabi season this year. In order to moderate prices, onion […]

Soaring Onion Prices Bring Tears To Consumers In Twin City

Cuttack: The retail prices of onion in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar markets have touched Rs 60 per kilogram and the traders are expecting that the rates will further increase in the coming weeks. At a time when residents are trying to limp back from the economic loses they have so far faced due to the Covid-19 […]

Column: How About A ‘Cold Store Mission’?

By Sandeep Sahu The visuals say it all! A bag of onion falls off a truck carrying the stuff from Nasik to Sambalpur near Debahal in Bargarh district and there is a stampede of sorts!! People stop their cars bang in the middle of the road and start picking up as much of the onion […]

Akshay Kumar Gifts Onion Earrings To Wife Twinkle Khanna!

Mumbai: Author-producer Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her wit and humour, recently took a dig at the rising prices of onions in India. Twinkle on Thursday took to Instagram and shared a picture of onion earrings, which her husband Akshay Kumar gave her. “My partner returns from performing at the Kapil Sharma show and […]

Onion Price Rise: NSUI Activists Protest Outside Odisha Minister's House

Bhubaneswar: Activists of NSUI, the students’ wing of the Congress, on Tuesday staged a protest outside the residence of Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister R P Swain here over price rise of onions. The National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists held the state government responsible for failing to regulate the price of […]

Onion Prices May Drop By Dec End: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Department, Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday assured consumers that the onion prices may start to come down from the end of December 2019 or the beginning of the New Year. Addressing media after a high level meeting in the Lok Seva Bhawan, Swain said, “The reason […]

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Rise In Onion Prices Take A Break In Odisha, May Drop Soon!

Bhubaneswar: When the entire country has been shedding tears upon the surging prices of onion, the retail prices of the bulb remained stable since the last two days in Odisha. Speaking to OTV, secretary of Chhatra Bazar Traders’ Association, Devendra Sahoo informed due to the supply of fresh onion stock from Nasik in Maharashtra, the […]

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Onion Prices Likely To Come Down In Odisha By January: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid onion prices soaring to Rs 150 per kilo at various open markets in the State burning hole in the pockets of consumers, Odisha government on Wednesday gave a bit of relief saying the cost of the pungent vegetable bulb is likely to decline by January first week after production of new crop. While […]

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Govt Taking Steps To Control Onion Prices: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the government has taken a host of measures, including imports, to deal with the rising prices of onions and there are several structural issues related to their storage which the government is trying to address. “Steps are being taken other than procurement,” she told Lok […]

Odia Song On Onion Price Crisis Becomes An Instant Hit

Bhubaneswar: While the price rise of onion has become a hot topic of discussion among the people across the country, a special Odia song dedicated on the issue has taken the internet by storm in Odisha. Interestingly, the song which is doing round on different social networking sites has been composed by N Guru Dutta, […]

Govt Extends Stock Holding Limit On Onion Traders Indefinitely To Check Price Rise

New Delhi: With onion prices continuing to rule high at Rs 80-90 per kg, the government on Wednesday extended prohibitions on traders from the stocking of edible bulb across the country for an indefinite period. Separately, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan did not say by when prices of onion will normalise. “It’s […]

Govt Keeping A Close Watch On Onion Price: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday said it was keeping a close watch on markets as the price of onions has reached Rs 80 per kg. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain told reporters here that the government has opened 284 fair price shops in different parts of the state for supply of […]

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Odisha To Supply Onions Through Fair-Price Shops

Bhubaneswar: With the price of onions skyrocketing due to low procurement from other states, the Odisha government on Wednesday said it will supply the vegetable through fair-price shops and ‘maitree’ outlets. The price of onions is showing an upward trend and selling at Rs 4,800-6,200 per quintal and Rs 52-70 per kilogram in different markets […]

Low Onion Produce Main Cause For Price Rise: Paswan

New Delhi: Blaming the lack of uniformity in rain patterns for hurting production of onions, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that the Centre is taking all possible steps but 30-40 per cent reduction in production and supply disruptions due to rains were the main cause for the price rise. Paswan said […]

Centre To Facilitate Onion Imports To Ease Prices

New Delhi: With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80 a kg, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday that the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries. This decision was taken at a meeting of the […]

Government Bans Onion Exports With Immediate Effect

New Delhi: The Commerce Ministry on Sunday prohibited the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect, till it comes up with further orders. The decision comes on the backdrop of surging prices of the bulb in the country. “Export policy of onion for the item description at Serial Number 51 and 52 of […]

Eating garlic, onions daily may ward off colon cancer risk

Beijing: Consuming 50 grams of allium vegetables, which include garlic, leeks, and onions, daily can potentially reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer, finds a study. The study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that the odds of having colorectal cancer was 79 per cent lower in adults who consumed high […]

Odisha govt takes steps to control onion price rise

Bhubaneswar: The Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department has directed onion traders to supply sufficient onions to the market to avoid shortage of the item. A meeting was held at the State Secretariat between officials of the Food Supplies department and traders, where it was decided that the State government would keep a tab on […]

As onion prices soar, collectors asked to step up vigil

Bhubaneswar: With onion prices touching Rs 45 per kg across Odisha, Food and Civil Supplies department has directed the Collectors to keep a watch on illegal hoarding and black marketing to ensure availability of the tuber to consumers. In a letter, the Supplies department has asked all collectors to initiate action against unscrupulous traders. “The […]

Onion price to reduce from tomorrow: Food Minister

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to keep a check on soaring prices of onion, the State government has procured 25 trucks of vegetable from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, which is most likely to reach Odisha market tomorrow. “After the onion-laden trucks reach the State, the price will come down to Rs 20-22. At least 15 onion-laden […]

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Onion price rise: Supplies deptt officials raid godowns in Cuttack

Cuttack: Cracking the whip against illegal onion hoarders and black marketers, officials of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department raided godowns located in Chatrabazaar area in Cuttack on Tuesday. Taking note of the sudden onion price rise, the Supplies department officials conducted simultaneous raids at a number of godowns to deter unscrupulous traders from […]

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No distress sale of onion in Odisha, says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Rebuffing media reports, food supplies and consumer welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro on Monday said there is ‘no distress sale of onion’ in western Odisha. Following reports of distress sale of onions by farmers in districts like Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Deogarh, a three member team comprising officials from the food supplies and consumer […]

3-member panel to verify distress sale of onions

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday constituted a three-member team to verify the truth behind alleged distress sale of onions in different parts of the state. A three member team comprising officials from the food supplies and consumer welfare department, horticulture department and Markfed will visit Bolangir and Kalahanmdi district to verify allegation of distress sale of onions, […]

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Onion price may escalate in June

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to witness a rise in onion prices from next month owing to low production of the kitchen staple this year. An increase in prices by Rs 10 to Rs 20 a kg is expected from June till September. As per reports, the Centre had earlier written to the State government to […]

A pricey situation: Onion at Rs 26/kg

Onion is back to bring tears in the eyes of consumers as price of the essential commodity has soared in recent times due to its short supply

Govt puts stock limits on onion & potato to check prices

Cracking down further on hoarding, the Centre on Wednesday put onion and potato under purview of the Essential Commodities Act and imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices