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Tag: Onion Prices

Onion price rise
Onion Prices To Soar For Two More Months: Odisha Minister Holds Centre Responsible

Bhubaneswar: The state Food and Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Saturday dropped a bombshell with his announcement that the inflated onion prices will continue to pinch the pocket of consumers for two more months. Speaking to OTV, Swain put forth a series of reasons behind the spiralling of onion prices and pointed fingers at […]

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 […]

Neither 'teary' Onion nor 'hot' potato or 'soup' of tomato prices in 2020!

Bhubaneswar: A good news for the consumers.  Onions can no more give buyers a teary eye, nor the potato will be too hot to handle in 2020. The 2019-20 horticultural year’s first advance estimates predict a three-year high onion production in country in the farm year 2019-20 (June – May). The country saw a production […]

Column: Of Onions and Potatoes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Onion scarcity has turned into a national crisis with soaring prices practically having forced the Indian kitchen staple out of the middle class kitchens. Acute shortage of the bulb is spawning jokes and parodies which have flooded the social media in the last few weeks. “Ye pyaz haemin kis mod pe […]

Steep Rise of Onion Prices
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 […]

Onion prices four times higher than last year

New Delhi: Onions have left customers teary-eyed as prices of the staple continue to soar in the national capital. The onion prices registered yet another hike on Friday. The prices of the staple were four times higher as compared to last year. On Nov 29, 2018, the wholesale prices of onion in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi […]

Pratap Sarangi
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi slams Odisha Minister Over Onion Price Rise-comments

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Pratap Sarangi today criticised the Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain for the latter’s response to a question on rising onion prices in the State. Targeting Swain, the Union Minister said that ruling party leaders of Odisha have a habit of making irresponsible statements. “It has already […]

Centre assures immediate and ample onion supply to states

New Delhi: Swinging into action to thwart any panic caused by the shooting onion prices at a time when Maharashtra is poll bound, the Centre has assured immediate and ample supply of the bulb to the states. The states have been asked to send their requirements to Union Consumer Affairs Ministry if they are facing […]

Not just onions, now tomatoes too will pinch your pocket

New Delhi: After onions, tomatoes are next in line to bear the brunt of supply shortages and rising prices. Since the past few weeks, tomato prices have seen a surge of around 70 per cent in Delhi. People are facing a hard time in the festive season due to the price hike. The prices of […]

Onion Prices To Calm Down In Next Few Days: Tomar

New Delhi: Onion prices, which are ruling as high as Rs 70-80 per kg in some parts of the country, will calm down in the next few days with supply being boosted through agencies like Nafed, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday. Onion prices have gradually increased in the last one month due […]