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

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.

Onion exports up 25% in FY'14 on higher unit value

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.

Private entities allowed to export onions

With domestic supplies of onion improving and wholesale prices crashing, the government Wednesday allowed even private entities to export the commodity.

Don't eat onions: Supreme Court

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

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.

Minimum export price of onion reduced to $800 per tonne

The government on Monday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) for onion to USD 800 per tonne from USD 1,150 per tonne earlier.

Steep fall in onion prices in last two weeks

Onion prices have fallen by almost 50 percent in the last fortnight to Rs 40 per kg in retail markets in the national capital region, with new crops arriving.

Delhi may get more mobile vans to sell onions

"We have deployed 125 mobile vans and each will cover five-six places. The onions at these vans are being sold at Rs.50 a kg," Yusuf said.

Onion prices continue to rule upto Rs 90/kg

Lower retail price of Rs 42-45 per kg of onion are ruling in Agra, Rajkot, Vijayawada and Hyderabad, as per the data maintained by the Consumer Affairs Ministry.

Over 100 vans to sell cheap onions from Monday: Dikshit

The enforcement wing has been kept on alert to curb any attempt of hoarding onions.

Indian onion selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh

Onions are selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh, while onion prices continue to reign at as much as Rs 100 a kg in major cities in India.

India looks to China, Iran for onions to cool political heat

India has become so desperate for fresh stocks of the onions it uses in spicy curries that it is turning to regional rival China and sanctions-hit Iran for supplies, and there is even talk of airlifts to ease soaring prices.

Onion export rate hiked, govt says prices to ease 2-3 weeks

To curb rising onion prices, the government Thursday hiked the minimum export price (MEP) of the vegetable to USD 900 per tonne.

Onion prices continue to remain high at Rs 70-80 per kg

Onion prices in the national capital continue to remain high at Rs 70-80 per kg as supplies are still under pressure.

Minimum export price of onion increased to $900

With the price of onions remaining high in the range of Rs 70-80 per kg due to pressure on supply and export, the government on Thursday increased the minimum export price (MEP) of the vegetable to USD 900 per tonne from the existing USD 650.

Onion price: Centre mulls MEP hike; asks states to check speculation

The Centre has directed states to take action against traders who create an artificial shortage of onions and is considering curbs on overseas sales by increasing the minimum export price to USD 900 a tonne.

Onion prices again touch Rs 70/kg on supply crunch

Onion prices have again touched Rs 70 per kg, rising by Rs 10 per kg, in the retail market in the national capital because of lower supplies in the wholesale market.

Onion prices to soften by early next month: Thomas

"Onion prices will begin normalising by end of this month or early next month as more produce will come from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu," Thomas said.

Onion prices will come down in 15-20 days: Govt

Giving a message of hope to consumers, government Saturday said onion prices will come down in the next 15-20 days with the arrival of new crops from various southern states.

Onion and cotton exports may lose export incentives

Products like onion and cotton are likely to lose export incentives as there are restrictions on their outbound shipments, a senior commerce ministry official said Thursday.