Mangaluru: Price of old onion touches staggering Rs 160 per kg


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS) 

Mangaluru, Dec 8: The price of onion is increasing day by day as the supply is too short for the demand. On Sunday, December 8, the price of old onion touched an astronomical rate of Rs 160 per kilo in central market in the city. Old onion is dry and lasts for months. 

Though some media reports said that onion price reached Rs 200 in some places of Karnataka, Rs 160 is the highest price quoted in Dakshina Kannada. 

Onion loads from Egypt and Belagavi have arrived in the market. The supply of onions from Turkey has stopped completely. Onion from Belagavi was sold in the wholesale market from Rs 130 to 140 per kilo. The wholesale price for Egypt onions was Rs 145 and retail price was Rs 155 per kilo. Second grade onion was quoted at Rs 135 per kilo in the wholesale market. The price of very small size of onions was Rs 80 per kilo. But they are of low quality and in some cases tender also which cannot even last two days. 

In Udupi, the onion price saw a rise and old onion was sold at Rs 145 per kilo, while new was quoted at Rs 120. Price of small size onion hovered between Rs 100 to 110. 

The heat of onion price has not only affected the customers but also the sellers. In Kundapur, though the onions were available, there were no buyers. Large size onions were sold at Rs 150 to 170 per kilo, while smaller variety was sold for Rs 80 to 100. The vendors were saying that the demand has gone down by more than 50%. People hope that this factor may help to bring down the price to some extent.

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Under BJP rule any price hike that is taking place, should be accepted due to circumstantial events and during congress rule that was due to inexperienced/corrupt congress leaders. (70 years of dynastic rule)
    Due to forthcoming Christmas/New year seasons, food items may become costly.

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    JAI MODI, India need Modi for another 15 years,

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  • Jairam Mulky, Moodabidri

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Atleast it should not touch Rs.200 - then we could see political instability. Till then people can eat less and survive the price surge

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    While onion price is 60 rupees in 2013 whole BJP is done nationwide band .. where are they now...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    If these guys cannot control the Economy, how can you expect them to control the price of Onion ...

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  • Derek, Balmatta

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    After being bombastic and shouting on top of my lungs all these years on Daijiworld to all those "GRASS EATERS'....................

    Now you pay the price.! I do hope you pay what the world pays now (around Rs 280 per kg)!

    Welcome to the world we live in!

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Scarcity is existing because of middlemen or large traders who are hoarding onions. Once we stop purchasing for next 15 days to one month, the prices will automatically decrease (demand based economics). Plus the imported onions from Egypt and other countries will be already in market post Dec.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Hindustanis eat Satvic food, sans onion & garlic. Hindustan should ban growing these foods in its holy soil and make use of the land to grow fodder to our holy cows.
    Even sugarcane crop that drinks up water heavily should be banned as sugar is a poison and molasses are deadly.
    With no onion-garlic-molasses, we can expect the NRC to be fully in place because of no chilly-fry, no ninety!

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Where will Narendra Modi go to run his Pakoda business ?

    Kailaasaaa... ???

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    wait 4 a month. chaiwala will make double century in da onion.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    For your cheddi BJP exporter your holy cow becomes unholy and you are aware of it why all nataka come to UAE and try holy india cow chilly and phrota.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Mr. Ronald, Mangalore > YOUR comments I agree with you..
    Sun, Dec 8 2019
    1kg Pork =300
    1 kg Onion =160
    Bafath powder +garlic +other spices =200
    Total= 660
    ----------------
    Reasons are following:
    1. Nobody wants to work in the fields or Farm land that feeds them every single day..
    2. Want to be Lazy. Not to be BUSY in their own backyard /farmland...rather they busy in Whatsapp.. jokes.. or other un-wanted area..
    3.Apply today to work yes..to farmland.. next month Onion prices are going to be Rs.24..
    4.Eg: In my last visit to India I met an gulf return Individual in mid 30’s says he is retired from work..? This or many other millions caused for shooting up the cost of onion price and other prices....

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Farmers must stay alive, pay for their hard labor, respect their difficult efforts. Onion price should be fixed at steady 200 rupees per Kilogram. (still it is cheaper than many other countries).

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    What is per capita income in those countries?

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Ban export of onions and garlic.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    chaiwala's gift 2 da nation 160 not out & still bating. petrol is cheaper Dan onions.

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Is it below dignity to plant and raise onions, ginger, garlic and chilly in ones back yard? For home use? If not to eat but for gardening purpose and keep insects away.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    You can't grow anything anywhere. Why not coconuts growing in Northern Karnataka ? Because the weather there is arid, where onions grow. Similarly, in Mangalore with high humidity onions don't grow. This is where the mandi system helps. In mandis produces are exchanged/transported.

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    I grow in chicago in summer chillies onions cucumbers etc. Just for the home use.. Not for sale!

    I put seeds. Water and ferilizer. The earth gives flowerrs fruits. I had three mogri buds this year! Gumbal kai too.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Mr. Fernandes,

    The sad part is all the intellectuals like you have landed in the US, UK, the Gulf and other places. Who are left behind are school going children with their mothers and grandparents. There were days when upto ten children were in a family. While the eldest was in high-school, s/he was made to help in picking cashew, coconuts, areca or in collecting fodder for the cattle before and after school. Those days there was plenty of land that was used as 'Kumer' to do dry crops like sweet-potato, that was used as snacks for the family.

    Today the days are not like before. The one-two acre land is split into ten and even one DIL is going to work while managing the old In-Laws and her own children. Whatever land each nuclear family got is either occupied with coconut-areca farm, or left fallow since no labour available to do the paddy growing work. The days are not as they were before.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Beautiful comment....nicely detailed...Very correct also

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    1kg Pork =300
    1 kg Onion =160
    Bafath powder +garlic +other spices =200
    Total= 660

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  • A A, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Better to eat Pork Avocado

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Another Mota bhais promise became true... " Na khaunga , na khane dhunga" ... We clapped hands and danced, when he was saying this, without knowing that his poem was about onions. Anyways now its clear. My worry is how our pakoda based economy will reach to 5 trillions? May be Bhakths have some logic. I know they must be blaming Neharu for todays price hike.

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Bhakt’s....what’s happening?

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Bhakts follow FM's instruction..not eating Onion & Garlic

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    onions & garlics r non-vegetarian. eggs & chicken 🍗 r vegetarian.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Be cool
    I paid 150 RS per kg in 2013 too..

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  • Onions Punched, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    I think you have lot of dreams now in 2019. To me.. it was only a dream in 2013 that onion will never go above a historic figure of 110.... which shook my base ..

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  • Deepakraj, Mang/dxb

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Our farmers got a chance to become rich like u... Let them make some money. God bless u.

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  • Inzil Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Now all people are struggling because there is increase rate in onlions pls import onion from other country so we can purchase in less cost

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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Price of onions are sky high, rape victim is burned to death - life under BJP rule.

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  • Althaf, Kaup-Belapu

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    We didn't expected this kind of ACCHE DIN in india. God knows what else to see !!!! RIP lives of poor people.

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  • Jazz, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Sab changa si ! Wah Modi ji Wah !! Watch PM's video on youtube when onions price increased under old govt. " Heepocrazy ki bhi seema hoti haiii" - In his own words.
    Beto bachao not happening, Rupee in hospital - again his own words, mitron this is just the beginning of the end

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  • Indian, India

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    DEAR BRAINLESS SMART INDIANS, FOLLOW SOME TRICKS WHEN PRICE OF ANY COMMODITY GOES UP...
    IF ANY COMMODITY PRICE INCREASES, STOP BUYING THAT COMMODITY AS SELLERS WILL START BITING DUST... AND COME BACK TO NORMAL PRICE AS THEIR COMMODITY DEMAND STOPS...
    THIS IS A TRICK CUSTOMERS HAVE TO PLAY AS ONE .... UNITED YOU STAND...DIVIDED YOU FALL..
    THERE ISN'T A SOLUTION APART FROM THIS....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Yes... I do agree with you Indian...kudla...lets learn to live without giving much importance to onions and without spending much on this perishable commodity as well.. For few minutes it's taste... After few hours where that goes everyone knows.. This is happened not only this year... Many years before when I was small, people were sending onions from here to Mumbai.. And thereafter almost every year this problem was there... Even garlic was too costly... Wholesale dealers are playing...money is not going to the farmers.. . .dont buy ...or buy in very little quantity..

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