Lasalgaon

  • Make producing onions lucrative: Onion farmers June 18, 2014

    Lasalgaon in Maharashtra is the onion capital of India. In an interview with the onion farmers, light is shed on their grievances. They appeal to the government to ensure a good price for their crop. One quintal of onion costs them Rs 2500. They want a price which makes producing...
  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a fivemonth high at 6.01 per cent, the onion prices are threatening to shoot up in view of a strike in major wholesale markets including Lasalgaon. The Agriculture Ministry has stepped in to control the situation. Agriculture Ministry sources told CNNIBN that officials have been...
  • Damaged crops found in Nashik as onion prices continue to soar October 27, 2013

    At a time when the entire country is sweating over the skyrocketing onion prices, hectares of the damaged vegetable have been found in Lasalgaon in Nashik. Lasalgaon is the epicentre of onion production. While the traders in Nashik have made windfall profits, the farmers in the onion belt have struggled to...
  • Nashik: Onion price rises by Rs 10 per kg at Lasalgaon on lower supply October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Onion prices continued to be volatile, surging by Rs 10 to Rs 40 per kg on Thursday at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik. Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi, which sets the price trend across the country, rose as supplies halved to 1,500 quintals from 3,000 quintals on October 1,...
  • Onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi fall as kharif crops arrive, down by Rs 12/kg to Rs 30/kg October 2, 2013

    Onion prices on Tuesday fell sharply by Rs 12 to Rs 30 per kg at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik as supplies almost doubled with the arrival of new crops, raising hopes of a similar cut in retail rates. The impact of a fall in onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi, which sets...
  • Maharashtra: Onion prices drop by Rs 10 in wholesale market August 19, 2013

    Nashik: After weeks of rising onion prices in the Indian market, the wholesale price in Lasalgaon in Nashik has come down by Rs 10, holding at about Rs 3336 per kg. Lasalgaon in Nashik is one of the major centres of onion production in India. It is believed that a drop...
  • Is shortfall in onion production the only reason for rising prices? August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An internal note prepared by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs says that the area under onion cultivation is 0.99 lakh hectares during 201213 compared to 1.08 lakh hectares during 201112 which means there is a decline of 8.33 per cent. The figures given out in the note...
  • Wholesale onion prices crash at Nashik January 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Onion prices have crashed at Lasalgaon, Nashiks wholesale market due to sudden increase in the supply. Wholesale onion prices have plummetted to Rs 13 a kg in Lasalgaon. On Saturday morning average quality onion price at Lasalgaon was Rs 2600 per quintal (Rs 26 per kg). On Monday, it came...