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Tag: Onion Price

Wholesale Inflation Moderates To 1.22% In Dec As Onion, Potato Prices Ease
Wholesale Inflation Moderates To 1.22% In Dec As Onion, Potato Prices Ease

New Delhi: The wholesale price-based inflation moderated to 1.22 per cent in December as prices of kitchen staples onion and potato eased, as per a government data released on Thursday. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation was 1.55 per cent in November 2020, and 2.76 per cent in December 2019. “The rate of inflation based […]

No Respite From Rising Onion Prices Till Dec
No Respite From Rising Onion Prices Till Dec

New Delhi: The price of onion is once again set to soar even while there is a large supply of onions coming from Rajasthan due to the declining onion imports from abroad. The retail price of onions in the national capital is between Rs 50 to Rs 70 per kg while the wholesale price ranges […]

India Bans Exports Of Onion Seeds With Immediate Effect
India Bans Exports Of Onion Seeds With Immediate Effect

New Delhi: In a bid to provide onions at an affordable price, the Centre has prohibited the export of onion seeds, with immediate effect. “The export of onion seeds is prohibited, with immediate effect. The provisions under ‘Transitional Arrangement’ shall not be applicable under this notification,” an official statement said. In a tweet, Commerce & […]

Government Imposes Stock Limit On Onion With Immediate Effect To Moderate Prices
Government Imposes Stock Limit On Onion With Immediate Effect To Moderate Prices

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the price rise observed since the second week of September, the Central government on Friday imposed a stock limit on onion with immediate effect to moderate its prices and availability in the retail market. The stock limit will now be 25 metric tons for wholesellers and 2 metric tons […]

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Skyrocketing Onion Prices Bring Tears Of Despair In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Soaring prices of onions in markets of Odisha has burned holes in the pockets of consumers. A steep rise of around 80% in the price of the staple vegetable in the space of just a week has now brought tears of agony to the consumers in the State. As per sources, the bulbs which […]

Skyrocketing Onion, Potato Prices Pinch Pockets
Skyrocketing Onion, Potato Prices Pinch Pockets

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: The manifold rise in the price of onion and potato, the important most kitchen staples, has compounded the woes of consumers in Odisha. According to reports, onion and potato have become dearer with the prices reaching up to Rs 50 and Rs 35 per kilogram respectively leaving the consumers teary eyed in the Twin […]

Govt Considering Lifting Ban On Onion Exports

New Delhi: The government is considering lifting the ban on exports of onion as fresh arrival of the commodity has started softening its prices in the domestic market, an official said. “Arrival of fresh onion will further soften the prices here so there is a need to lift the export ban,” the official said. Onion […]

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 […]

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Onion Prices Rise Again In Odisha! Traders Cite CAA Protest, Rainfall As Reason

Bhubaneswar: A day after hitting a low retail price of Rs 75-85/kg, Odisha once again witnessed a sudden rise in the price of onions burning a hole in the consumers’ pockets. The traders’ association revealed that the crisis is due to rainfall in producing States and disruption in transport operations following protests at various places […]

Onion Price Touches Rs 140 Per Kilo Mark In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Within a span of two days, onion prices have touched Rs 140 per kilo mark in Cuttack’s Chhatra Bazar, which is one of the largest wholesale and retail vegetable markets in Odisha. The price of onion is hovering between Rs 120 to Rs 140 per kg mark in different parts of the State. Many […]

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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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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 […]

Don't Use Onion In Food: Bangladesh PM Told Her Cook Post Export Ban

New Delhi: India’s onion export ban seems to have impacted even Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s kitchen and she feels it would help if such decisions are taken with prior notice given her country’s significant dependence on the neighbour for this agri produce. The Bangladeshi prime minister said that India’s sudden decision to stop onion […]

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 […]

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Supply Shortage Sends Onion Prices Soaring To 4-Yr High

New Delhi: The spiralling onion prices due to supply shortage are proving difficult for the government to control. Onion was quoted 25 per cent higher on Friday at Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi, a major market of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). Several other markets in the country too witnessed a steep rise in onion prices […]

Onion Price Rise: Consumers 'Teary-Eyed' Even Before Peeling It !

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Gone are the days when onion peeling/chopping brought tears to the eyes. Now with the skyrocketing prices, the very mention of onion reminds of the proverb “onions make a good man’s eyes watery”. Onion has become dearer with the cost of a kilo hovering between Rs 35 and Rs 40. Reportedly, onion prices have […]

Inside An Onion Storehouse As India Prepares To Import Onions As Prices Surge
Minimum export price of onions reduced

New Delhi: The central government has reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onions to $700 per tonne till February 20, 2018. According to a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the MEP has been reduced by $150 per tonne. “Export of all varieties of onions… will be allowed only on […]

Onion prices double in 10 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a span of just 10 days, the price of onion has doubled in Odisha, leaving the consumers in a state of panic. While the government is claiming that it is taking all ameliorative measures to ensure availability of onion to consumers, onion price rise continues unabated. “The steep increase in onion price has […]

After tomato, onion prices on the rise; consumers feel the pinch

Bhubaneswar: Onion prices are on their way up across the State compounding woes of consumers, who are already feeling the pinch of sky-high tomato prices recently. Within three to four days, onion prices per kilo has gone up by Rs 5-7 creating apprehension among consumers of further price rise in near future. “Two days back […]

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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 […]