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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on rising onion prices 27-10-2013 02:27 PM

    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 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...
  • Alwar: Cartelisation of local vendors reason behind high onion prices 24-10-2013 07:21 PM

    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 24-10-2013 07:17 PM

    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 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...
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  • 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...
  • Onion prices continue to pinch common man 23-10-2013 10:55 PM

    Rising onion prices continue to pinch common man. People are saying there is no end to onion cries as prices are increasing every day. On Tuesday onion prices was Rs 80 per/kg and on Wednesday the prices rised to Rs 110 per/kg. Meanwhile, everyone is desperately waiting for the production...
  • News 360: Onion prices hit three-figure mark 23-10-2013 07:14 PM

    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 whereas in China it stands at Rs 30. ...
  • 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...
  • Rising onion price throws household budgets out of balance 23-10-2013 12:57 PM

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. ...
  • Onion price hike engineered by Cong to make money in the election year: BJP 23-10-2013 12:20 PM

    The steep spurt in onion prices have thrown household budgets out of balance and the government has failed to give any clarity on the matter. Meanwhile, the BJP has blamed the Congress for engineering the price hike in an election year. ...
  • Hike in onion prices throws household budgets out of balance 23-10-2013 12:35 AM

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. The steep spurt in onion prices have thrown household budgets out of balance and the government has failed to give any...