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Centre buys 2,300 tonnes of onion so far to build buffer

Centre buys 2,300 tonnes of onion so far to build buffer

The Centre has procured 2,300 tonnes of onions directly from farmers this year so far to build buffer stock to be utilised for market intervention in the event of price rise during a lean season.

Dikshit alleges hoarding of onions in MP, Maharashtra

With onion prices remaining at Rs 90 a kg, a worried Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, facing assembly polls in six weeks, today blamed hoarding of the kitchen staple in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

NAFED floats tender to import Onions amid high domestic prices

After Onions touched an all time high of Rs 90 per kg, co-operative major NAFED on Wednesday floated tender for import of the bulb from Pakistan, Iran, China and Egypt.

Govt may ban onion exports to check price rise

The government is mulling banning onion exports to contain prices, which have risen back to the Rs 80-90/kg level in the national capital owing to supply crunch.

Onions prices to ease in 2-3 weeks on fresh output: Pawar

Onion prices have shot up sharply in both wholesale and retail markets across the country.

Onion prices at record high, hovering at Rs 80/Kg in Delhi

Traders at the mandi also noted that prices would cool down once the supplies of the new crop from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka increase.

Onion price in Delhi soars to Rs 40 per kg

Onion prices have increased to Rs 40 per kg in the retail market of the national capital due to two-and-half year high rates in the Maharashtra's wholesale market on account of tight supply.

Delhi Govt worried over onion price rise, CM writes to Pawar

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today sought Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar`s "urgent" intervention to curtail export of the basic vegetable.