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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.

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.

Steep fall in onion prices in last two weeks

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 11:54

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.

Govt hikes onion export price to $1,150/tonne to check prices

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:10

On September 19, the government had raised the MEP to USD 900 per tonne, from USD 650 per tonne imposed on August 14. Onions can't be exported below the MEP.

Delhi may get more mobile vans to sell onions

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 23:55

"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

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 17:23

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

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 19:55

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

Pakistani onions bring down prices in Kashmir

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 15:13

Onion prices started decreasing here Saturday because of its arrival from Pakistan.

Indian onion selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:22

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 21:06

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.