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Centre importing 10,000 tonnes onion, asks states to curb hoarding

With retail price of onion crossing Rs 50 per kg, the Centre Monday said it is in the process of importing 10,000 tonnes of onions and asked states to crack down on hoarders to ensure adequate supplies in the market.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 price ease a bit to Rs 60/kg

Bringing small relief to consumers, retail prices of onion Tuesday softened slightly to Rs 60 per kg in the national capital on improved supplies.