Onion prices have crossed the Rs 100 per kilogram mark in almost all markets in the country for the past several weeks, making it one of the major points of acrimony in the country's political discour
The government is also facilitating private imports as well, MMTC has contracted to import about 30,000 tonnes of onions so far.
AHAR is an apex body which has over 8,000 members of big and small scale restaurants in Mumbai.
As per Agriculture Ministry estimates, the storage of onion in 2017 and 2018 stood at 48.73 lakh tonnes and 50.05 Lakh tonnes, respectively.
Some have attributed the hike to poor supply from the district's Kundadam block saying that the region was once a major supplier providing around five tonnes of onions on a daily basis.
Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy announced the move after launching the TS Seed brand logo and Seed Ratham here on Thursday at the fourth annual meeting of seed farmers.
Onions sold for Rs 75 per kg, 20 tonnes procured in last two days
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan lashed out at the government for failing to come to the rescue of farmers by providing remunerative prices for their produce.
The wholesale price of onion came down to Rs 120 per kg on Thursday at Ernakulam market, compared to Rs 140 last week
The onion prices at Koyambedu wholesale market have started dipping to the range of Rs 80 to Rs 100 and traders hope that in the next seven to eight days, will drop to Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kg.
The minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju says misleading rumours are being spread against Egyptian onions. "Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has tasted this onion and praised it," he added.
Results showed that more than 54 percent opted for onions as their prize while Goa option was chosen by 46 percent.
Dhenkanal is famous for its ‘bara’ which is enjoyed during breakfast by a majority of the town’s residents. However, with the rise in onion prices, traders are using it judiciously to prepare it.
Though the price of onions is finally going down, people, especially caterers, are still affected
The price of onions, which was Rs 140 a kilo for almost a week, is likely to come down in the coming days.