Onions

  • Onion prices crashes in Karnataka, farmers gets just Rs 5-10 per kg 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The price of onion has hit the bottom in Karnataka, the second largest onion growing state in India. The wholesale purchasing rate of the best onion (price the growers get) has gone down to Rs 15 per kg and other mid-level onions are being purchased from the farmers for...
  • Centre cuts minimum export price of onion to USD 350 per tonne August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 350 per tonne following improvement in domestic supply situation and softening of prices. In June this year, the MEP on onion was re-introduced at USD 300 per tonne which was further raised to USD 500...
  • After onions, tomato prices soar due to delayed monsoon July 17, 2014

    A delay in monsoon is seeing vegetable prices soar. After onions, now tomato prices have shot through the roof in the metros. "The rising prices have severely affected our monthly budget," says a customer in Bangalore. ...
  • After onions, tomatoes prices shoot up in metros July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi,...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • More government outlets to sell onions, potatoes in Delhi July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: To keep a tab on the prices of onions and potatoes, Mother Dairy outlets in the city will soon start selling them and the number of government outlets selling them will also go up, officials said on Monday. At a high-level meeting with all heads of departments, Delhi's Principal...
  • Price rise: Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Jaitley July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress on Monday said as it took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices and claimed that "instead of good days, days of...
  • Rajnath Singh asks Delhi to have more vans to sell onions and potatoes July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to check the rise in prices of some essential commodities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Delhi government to increase the strength of mobile vans to ensure availability of onions and potatoes at reasonable prices and also sell these food items through...
  • Need for stern action against hoarders to rein in prices: Arun Jaitley July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With fears of a possible drought looming in many parts of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met state food ministers on Friday. After his meeting, Jaitley said that hoarders take advantage of untoward monsoon conditions. "During July-December every year, prices of some food items increase because of...
  • Drought & price rise: How will Modi's promise of 'Achche Din' be delivered? July 2, 2014

    With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. ...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....
  • Centre acts to curb price rise, brings onions and potatoes under Essential Commodities Act July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. In order to put curb stockpiling and hoarding, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has decided to enforce a stock limit on potatoes and onions for...
  • Government raises minimum export price of onions to $ 500 per tonne July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With onion prices soaring in several parts of the country, the government has got cracking. The minimum export price of onions has been raised to $ 500 per tonne. This is the second raise in two weeks. The Centre had imposed a minimum export price of $ 300...
  • Delhi: L-G asks NAFED to purchase onions June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid apprehension of hike in onion prices, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday instructed the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) to purchase onions on behalf of Delhi government to create a stock of the vegetable. The Managing Director of NAFED assured Jung that they have the...
  • Delhi L-G holds meet to review onion, potato prices, announces steps June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is the biggest worry for the Narendra Modi government at the moment with the figure touching a 5-month high. In Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting to review the prices of onions and potatoes and has announced some steps to be taken by the Delhi...
  • 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...
  • Centre meets to discuss inflation, asks states to crack down on hoarders June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a five-month high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. "Four to...
  • Government imposes MEP on onion exports to control price hike June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising onion rates, the union government on Tuesday imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of USD 300 per tonne on the kitchen staple to curb overseas sales and check retail prices. Onion prices have risen to about Rs 25-30 per kg in the national capital from...
  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a five-month 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 CNN-IBN that officials have been...
  • Agriculture Ministry closely monitoring rising price of food items June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Agriculture Ministry is monitoring rising onion prices and other commodities. According to ministry officials, they are in touch with the Finance Ministry. A senior official said, "We are in constant touch with the Finance Ministry and will soon come with some measures to check rising prices. Officials...
  • Government bans onion export, removes minimum export price March 5, 2014

    Government on Tuesday removed restrictions on onion exports by doing away with the minimum export price (MEP), a move aimed at boosting shipments. "Requirement of MEP on export of onions stands removed," Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification. In December 2013, the MEP was reduced to USD 150...
  • Stop eating onions, prices will come down, SC tells petitioner January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that if people do not eat onions for two months, then prices will come down. The apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan said, "If one were to stop eating onions for two months, then prices would come down." The court made...
  • Nashik: Wholesale onion price crashes to Rs 7 per kg, farmers protest December 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The wholesale price of onion has fallen to as low as Rs 700 per quintal in the Nashik market of Maharashtra. Even though retail price is still higher, the sudden price crash has angered and shocked the farmers. They are now getting a mere Rs 7 per kilo of...
  • After onions and tomatoes, salt prices touch Rs 100 November 16, 2013

    Kolkata: After onions and tomatoes, it is the price of salt that is hitting the roof in the state of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Meghalaya. There is panic buying of salt after rumours of a shortage spread like wildfire prompting shopkeepers to cash in and sell salt over Rs...
  • Governance deficit pushing onion prices upwards, says Tariq Anwar November 8, 2013

    Onion prices have soared mainly due to 'governance deficit' and issues related to licensing of wholesalers, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said. "The recent rise in prices of onion are clear case of governance deficit. If farmers get paid Rs 10 per kg, while the consumers pay anywhere between...
  • Delhi: After onions, tomato prices hit a new high November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After onions, it is the tomatoes that is bringing tears to the common man (aam aadmi). A kg of tomatoes which were available at Rs 40 to 50 just a month ago is now being sold at Rs 80-90 per kg. The spike in tomato prices has been blamed...
  • No fall in onion prices, tomato prices shoot up in Delhi, Chandigarh November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The festival season is over, but there is still no sign of vegetable prices coming down. After onions, now tomatoes have become too expensive to handle. Prices have shot up to Rs 70 and 80 per kg in Delhi and Chandigarh. In other cities the prices are hovering...
  • Delhiites reject 'poor quality' onions sold by Delhi govt October 30, 2013

    The Congress government in Delhi may have started selling onions across the city at cheaper rates but people in many areas alleged that the quality of the kitchen staple was "poor" and not fit for consumption. The cheaper onions, offered at Rs 50/kg, failed to attract residents in many areas...
  • Onion price rise to be reason of Congress downfall in Delhi, says Sushma Swaraj October 29, 2013

    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the onion price rise issue was a case of "divine justice" as it would lead to the "downfall" of the Congress government which had used an earlier jump in the prices of the vegetable to oust the saffron party from power in...
  • BJP gives Sheila Dikshit a basket of onions as Diwali gift October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly on Monday visited Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to give her a basket of onions as Diwali gift. The BJP has been slamming the Delhi government for failing to rein in the onion prices. Despite assurances from Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar...