Onion Prices

  • Onion prices crashes in Karnataka, farmers gets just Rs 5-10 per kg 6 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on rising onion prices October 28, 2013

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on the spiralling prices of onion, Sachin Tendulkar's farewell, and UP gold rush. He also speaks to Sharad Pawar on Onion prices and Cricket issues. ...
  • 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...
  • Sheila Dikshit says didn't eat onion for weeks; BJP calls it 'white lie' October 26, 2013

    "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 prices...
  • Twitter buzz: Funniest reactions to onion price hike October 26, 2013

    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 October 25, 2013

    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 October 25, 2013

    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 prices...
  • Alwar: Manipulation of onion prices by middlemen on the rise October 25, 2013

    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...
  • Alwar: Cartelisation of local vendors reason behind high onion prices October 24, 2013

    Onion crisis has also brought tears in the eyes of Alwar residents in Rajasthan. It is believed that cartelisation of the local vendors and the ill-advise given by them to the farmers to limit the supply is the reason behind the spiralling onion prices. ...
  • No need to ban onion exports, says Prithviraj Chavan October 24, 2013

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that he doesn't think it was necessary to put a ban on export of onions. "Fresh arrivals of onions, plenty of arrivals, new crops will come in another 15 days, so there will be no shortage at all," asserted Chavan. He added...
  • Onion map of India October 24, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    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...
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