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With onion prices hitting Rs 80/kg, Centre asks states to crack whip on hoarders

Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharasthra, Asia's biggest onion market, have almost touched Rs 60/kg, while retail prices across the country have risen up to Rs 80 per kg, adding to consumer woes.

Onion to be cheaper? Delhi govt to monitor stock, check hoarding

With the price of onion reaching two-year high, the Delhi government has formed teams to monitor the stock of the bulb in the wholesale markets in the national capital and check its hoarding.

Onion supply to Delhi more than doubled to check price

To prevent further spike in retail prices of onions, central agency SFAC has more than doubled the supply of the key kitchen staple to 250 tonnes a day in the national capital market and NCR areas.

Onion prices soar, to remain high till October

Unseasonal rains, lower production and resultant shortages have made the onion dearer again, with prices soaring. Merchants say the prices will remain high till October when the next crop reaches markets across the country.

Onion import plans come to nought

Government's plans to import onion to rein in its high prices have come a cropper as five of the six bids received were invalid and one eligible supplier quoted high price.

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.

Record onion prices: CCI officials plan to visit states

With onion prices at a record, Competition Commission officials plan to visit states to get a better understanding of the market as they try to determine if cartelisation is making the commodity expensive.

Onion shortage temporary, price to fall in next 2-3 weeks: Govt

Government Thursday asserted the onion shortage was only "temporary" and prices are expected to fall in the next 2-3 weeks as production of the kitchen staple is unlikely to drop despite damages due to excessive rains.

Wholesale onion prices down by Rs 5/kg; retail rates still high

Wholesale onion prices today fell further by about Rs 5 per kg in the national capital on increased arrival of the commodity from Karantaka, but retail rates continue to rule high at Rs 70 a kg.

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.

Can't forecast on Onion prices as supply hit by rains: Pawar

Onions prices are still ruling at an unaffordable level, though rates have started softening both in the wholesale and retail markets across the country following government measures like allowing cooperative Nafed to import onions.

Wholesale onion prices fall by Rs 10 per kg in Delhi

Traders said softening of wholesale prices is expected to get reflected in retail markets in a day or two.

Delhi govt to sell onions at Rs 50 a kg from today

With onion prices shooting through the roof, Delhi government will facilitate selling of the kitchen staple at around Rs 50 a KG at 1,000 points across the city.

Onion crisis: Govt puts curbs on exports, looks for import

With onion prices soaring to Rs 80 per kg in major cities, the government Wednesday took steps to boost supplies of the commodity by importing them and curbing their exports.