Patamata Rythu Bazaar received 100 bags of onions weighing around 5,000 kg and was made available to customers from 10 am.
The decrease in participation of traders in auction, arrival of poor quality produce to Kurnool market cited as reasons.
In Vizag, consumers are thronging the rythu bazaars from as early as 3.30 am and stand in queue that sometimes are as long as 1 km.
Onion commission agents at the Malakpet market have said that the price of the vegetable is expected to remain high and might even increase further in the coming days.
Onion was sold at Rs 140/kg in Kolkata, Chennai and some places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Rs 130/kg in Bhubaneshwar and Odisha, Rs 120/kg in Haryana and UP.
Chaotic scenes were witnessed as people, mostly women and elderly, rushed to the counters set up by the State government to sell onions at a heavily subsidised price of Rs 25 per kg.
The price of onions at the Malakpet onion market here on Thursday was a whopping 1,566 per cent more than what it was last year.
The demand for onions is such that even the lesser-known quality of onions from Andhra Pradesh that have less shelf life is being sold at Rs 100 catching the consumers off the guard.
With an all-time high of Rs 10,180 per quintal at Kurnool Agriculture Market Yard, officials say that the price may touch Rs 15,000 per quintal at the market in the coming days.
Claiming criminal negligence by the Centre, Singh posed a series of questions to the minister.
Manish Sisodia urged the Central government to release 10 trucks of onion every day, saying, 'We are well prepared with the complete machinery to sell onions at a lower price'.
A day after two persons were seen selling onions wearing helmets for fear of being mob-attacked, volunteers and common people at Hajipur, performed a 'havan' to bring prices down.
This is for the first time in Assam that the retail price of onions has touched Rs.100 a kg. Till a fortnight ago, onion was sold at Rs.60 a kg in the state.
Shukla approached district Superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Chandel, requesting him to look into the case.
Due to this year’s untimely rains, the supply-line has been hit leading to the unprecedented hike in prices.