Onion Prices

  • Stop eating onions, prices will come down, SC tells petitioner 10-01-2014 12:24 PM

    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...
  • Nashik: Wholesale onion price crashes to Rs 7 per kg, farmers protest 19-12-2013 01:08 PM

    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 16-11-2013 07:52 AM

    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 08-11-2013 04:06 PM

    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...
  • No fall in onion prices, tomato prices shoot up in Delhi, Chandigarh 07-11-2013 02:31 PM

    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 29-10-2013 10:22 PM

    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...
  • BJP gives Sheila Dikshit a basket of onions as Diwali gift 28-10-2013 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Damaged crops found in Nashik as onion prices continue to soar 27-10-2013 10:46 AM

    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...
  • Sheila Dikshit says didn't eat onion for weeks; BJP calls it 'white lie' 26-10-2013 06:34 PM

    "After weeks I ate onions today with 'bhindi' (lady finger)," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, admitting that the skyrocketing price of the vegetable had affected her kitchen too. Dikshit's comments came at a press conference at her official residence where she explained various measures taken by her government to contain...
  • Twitter buzz: Funniest reactions to onion price hike 25-10-2013 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Even though Food Minister KV Thomas has assured that the onion prices will be controlled in the next 10 days, people are in no mood to take his opinion seriously. That's why social networks continue to be flooded with jokes, caustic remarks and scathing comments against the soaring...
  • Mamata government selling onions at Rs 36 per kg 25-10-2013 04:45 PM

    Kolkata: With a view to reining in the price of onions, which has gone up to Rs 100 a kilo in the national capital, the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has set up 40 stores that will be selling the vegetable bulbs at Rs 36 per kg, authorities said...
  • Differences within the government as onion prices continue to soar 25-10-2013 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: Food Minister KV Thomas held a review meeting with the ministers from states in Delhi over the rising prices of food commodities. Thomas said that 1,000 tonnes of onions have been contracted urgently and gave an assurance that the prices of onions should soften in 10 days. "Onion...
  • Alwar: Manipulation of onion prices by middlemen on the rise 25-10-2013 10:55 AM

    Alwar: Food Minister KV Thomas has called a review meet with key onion producing states over rising prices. While the Delhi Chief Minister and others say a long monsoon is to blame, on the ground, CNN-IBN has found that it is a man made crisis with middlemen manipulating prices. In...
  • Onion map of India 24-10-2013 03:26 PM

    Onion prices are again on the rise causing much worry to the common man. But the high prices are not so uniform (both in wholesale and retail) across the different states of the country as this onion map of India shows. The wholesale data is sourced from Directorate of Marketing...
  • Farmers will complain when onion prices fall drastically: Pawar 24-10-2013 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has once again said that the rise in onion prices is just temporary and that he is in fact fearing a drastic fall in onion prices in the coming days when new supplies arrive. "It will take another two to three weeks when a...
  • KV Thomas to meet Sharad Pawar as onion prices touch Rs 100 per kg 24-10-2013 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: Despite a sharp drop in onion prices at the wholesale markets, retail prices in most cities continue to hover around the Rs 100-mark. Food Minister KV Thomas will meet Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday to discuss the options before the government. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will...
  • Onions available at Rs 30 per kg in China 23-10-2013 11:59 PM

    Beijing: Onions in India are costing Rs 100/kg, but in neighbouring China onions are available at Rs 30/kg. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has suggested to import onions from China to ease prices here. However, China doesn't want to export onions as they might even face its shortage. Meanwhile, Prime Minister...
  • Pawar turns a blind eye towards onions, blames rain for price hike 23-10-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: With the current prices of onions in India sky rocketing, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has blamed excessive rain for the steep rise in onion prices, with one eye on China to boost it's supply. In addition, Pawar also said that importing onions from China is the only available...
  • We may import onion from China, says Sharad Pawar 23-10-2013 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: As there seems to be no stop to the soaring onion price, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said the government may import onion from China to meet the demands of the people, which will also help in bringing down its prices. "We are thinking of importing onion from China,"...
  • Onion politics: Farmers vs middle class, tightrope walk for government 23-10-2013 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: The soaring price of onion is the biggest concern of the common people across India. The humble onion has already hit a century in the retail markets of Bhopal and Patna. It is expected to complete a century in Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Lucknow and other north Indian vegetable...
  • Food Ministry calls review meeting of onion growing states on Oct 25 22-10-2013 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Food Ministry on Tuesday has called for review meeting with onion growing states on October 25. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the increasing prices of onion. Sources said, "The wholesale price of onions in Delhi is Rs 4400 per quintal and There is no reason...
  • Will act if onion price doesn't come down, says KV Thomas 22-10-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Prof KV Thomas on Monday said that the government was doing everything possible to bring the onion pricen down. Thomas, who is under fire for not being able to apply the brake to soaring price, said, "We are talking to the Chief...
  • Onion prices in Delhi shoot up to Rs 80 per kg again 22-10-2013 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: Onion prices are playing a spoiler this festive season and are now between Rs 80 and 90 per kg in Delhi. It is an increase of almost 30 per cent from last week, when prices were Rs 60 per kg. Traders attribute the increase in prices to limited...
  • Price rise a dampener this festive season, inflation at a 3-year high 16-10-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi/Srinagar: As the country celebrates Eid on Wednesday, price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by...
  • Nashik: Onion price rises by Rs 10 per kg at Lasalgaon on lower supply 03-10-2013 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi fall as kharif crops arrive, down by Rs 12/kg to Rs 30/kg 02-10-2013 08:37 AM

    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...
  • Onion wholesale prices down Rs 5 per kg; retail rates continue to touch sky 24-09-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices of onion on Tuesday declined by Rs 5 at Rs 40-45 per kg, although retail rates continued to rule at the uncomfortable level of Rs 60-70 a kilo. Arrival of new crop of the kitchen staple from Karnataka and increase in imports led to the fall...
  • Maharashtra: Did traders collude to create an artificial scarcity of onions? 23-09-2013 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who has always defended high prices for agricultural commodities arguing that it benefits farmers, on Thursday shrugged off responsibility for soaring onion prices. "I am not dealing in this, consumer affairs is dealing," Pawar said. The minister, however, later in the day said that...
  • Onion prices: Traders, farmers make profits at the cost of the consumer 23-09-2013 08:42 AM

    Nashik: While suppliers blamed a shortfall in production for rising onion prices, a CNN-IBN investigation has now exposed the reason behind the unprecedented crisis. While traders made huge profits by hoarding onions, farmers too added to consumer woes by holding back the produce. Th onion was never so elusive. It...
  • CCI seeks information from state govts as onion prices soar 22-09-2013 12:20 PM

    With onion prices continuing to rule high across the country, fair trade regulator CCI is seeking information from state governments to check whether market entities are indulging in cartelisation. Competition Commission of India (CCI), which keeps a tab on anti-competitive practices, is looking into the issue of persisting high prices...