Prices rise due to less supply from onion producing states, 50 percent crop has been spoiled due to heavy rains in the interest producing states.
In the festive season, onion prices have crossed Rs 100 in retail. Onion prices have crossed Rs 100 in retail. Prices of potato have gone up to Rs 50 per kg. Garlic has been increased to Rs 170 per kg. Along with this, green vegetables have increased from 60 to 200 rupees per kg in the retail market. The green pea is currently selling in the retail market of Mumbai at Rs 200 a kg. In this way, the upcoming Diwali festival can spoil your kitchen budget.
According to the information received from various markets of the country, this year you will not be able to spend freely in the festive season. Food items are expensive, on the other hand, other items are also expensive. Onion prices have skyrocketed in a single day. The price of onion, which was first Rs 60 per kg, has gone up from Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kg on Tuesday.
In Mumbai, onion is being sold at the rate of Rs 100 per kg in retail, while in Delhi the price of one kg onion has been increased from Rs 70 to 80. Kolkata has almost the same rate. Retail prices of onions in Chennai ranged from Rs 70 to Rs 90 per kg. Onion sold the most expensive in Chennai and Mumbai as compared to other metro cities on Tuesday.
Onion is expensive this year compared to last year
Azadpur Mandi chairman Adil Ahmed says that for the first time this season, onion prices have increased during Navratri. In Delhi, onions sold for Rs 50 to 60 per kg, compared to Rs 46 last year. In Kolkata it was 60 to 70 rupees per kg which was at 55 rupees last year and in Mumbai yesterday onion sold at 100 rupees per kilogram which was around 60 rupees per kilo last year. They say onion and potato prices will remain high till Diwali. According to the ministry data, there is a significant jump in retail prices of onions in the south and western regions.
What is the main reason?
Azadpur Mandi chairman Adil Ahmed said that onion prices have risen sharply this year due to lockdown and bay weather rains. The crop deterioration is due to the rise in onion prices. At the same time, prices are rising due to less supply from onion producing states. In fact, from Karnataka, Andhra, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Kharif onion produce currently comes in the market. But, due to heavy rains in all these states, 50 percent of the crop was damaged. Also, heavy rains have also affected the quality of old onion stocks in Maharashtra and Nashik.
Rajiv Kumar, another businessman, says that where the new onion was produced in this season, transplanting has started in Nashik this year. Due to rain, it is planted by late. This has affected supply across the country.
Corona has already messed up the budget
In the Corona period, the income of the people has decreased, employment has decreased. Above all, the increased price of vegetables has upset the common man. Due to lockdown and rain, prices of vegetables across the country have started touching the sky. Apart from potato onion, prices of green vegetables have also increased.
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