In many locations, including New Delhi, the capital of the country, the price of onions has risen. In Delhi, a kilogram of high-quality onions cost Rs 90 at retail. It cost Rs 80 per kg up till yesterday. Onions were being sold in bulk for Rs 70 a kg at that time.
A brief about Delhi’s onion prices are steadily rising and are getting closer to Rs 100 per kg
It was thought that the delay in Karnataka and Maharashtra’s rainy season, which delayed the sowing of the Kharif crop and prevented fresh onions from reaching the market, was the cause of the increase in onion prices.
“The price of an onion was Rs 50 a kg before Navratri, and it is currently Rs 70 per kg. At this cost, we must purchase. Vegetable vendors who visited the Ghazipur market mentioned that the price per kg used to be between Rs 30 and Rs 40.
We’re come to buy onions. Prior to Navratri, onions cost Rs. 50 per kilogram; they currently cost Rs. 70. We will sell it for Rs. 80 per kg after purchasing it for Rs. 70 per kg. It used to be between Rs. 30 and 40 per kg. The rates would eventually approach Rs. 100/kg if this keeps up. Onions have experienced the greatest rate increase… Tomato prices have also increased. Tomatoes used to cost Rs. 20 per kg, but they now cost Rs. 40–45. If this keeps up, tomatoes would likewise cost Rs. 70/kg, a trader stated.
Karnataka and Maharashtra observed increases in onion prices, same as Delhi. Onions were priced between Rs. 65 and Rs. 70 per kg at Bengaluru’s Yesvantpur APMC. In Maharashtra, too, the scenario was nearly same.
Since mid-August, the Union Consumer Ministry has sold 1.7 lakh tonnes of onions from its stock in the wholesale and retail markets at various locations throughout 22 states, according to the states where onion prices have increased.