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India's onion crisis: Shortages after the best-ever harvest

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:10

The country has produced a record harvest, but many farmers in the onion bowl of Maharashtra have lost a large share of their crop damaged in storage, adding to the country`s inflation woes.

Delhi govt to sell onions, potatoes at liquor outlets

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:34

As part of its efforts to check prices, the Delhi government is planning to use liquor outlets in the capital to sell onions and potatoes.

Delhi govt planning to sell onions, potatoes at liquor outlets

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:47

As part of its efforts to check prices, the Delhi government is planning to use liquor outlets in the capital to sell onions and potatoes.

Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:31

"Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress said as it took a dig at Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices.

Odisha govt ask Collectors to take action against hoarders

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 20:37

Odisha government on Saturday asked district collectors to take actions against the traders found guilty in hoarding and selling potato and onions at high price under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, official sources said.

Govt raises onion export price by 67% to $500/tonne to cool local prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:04

Exports will now be possible only at or above USD 500 per tonne. The government on June 17 set the minimum price at USD 300 per tonne.

First consignment of onions reach city

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:33

The first consignment of onions procured by government cooperative, NAFED from Maharashtra to fulfill the requirements of Delhiites has reached the city today.

Onion auctions in Nashik to resume from tomorrow

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 21:15

Onion traders in Maharashtra's Nashik district have 'stayed' their strike and onion auctions of will resume tomorrow after a gap of two days.

Govt imposes $300/tonne MEP on onion exports to check price

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:41

Concerned over rising onion rates, the 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 exports up 25% in FY'14 on higher unit value

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 16:28

Backed by spurt in unit value realisation, India's onion exports surged in value terms by over 25 percent to Rs 2,877 crore in the 2013-14 fiscal, even as volumes registered tepid growth.

Don't eat onions: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:05

The Supreme Court declined to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the government to regulate the prices of onions and other vegetables.

Pawar asks govt to scrap minimum export price on onion

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 16:21

Onion prices have fallen below Rs 10 per kg at Lasalgoan in Maharashtra, the largest wholesale onion market in Asia, from a high of Rs 60 per kg in September. In the retail markets, rates have fallen to Rs 30-35 a kg from Rs 100-level.