Tears in eyes : Onions turn costlier than apples in national capital


New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS): Believe it or not, onions are selling costlier than apples in the national capital.

The wholesale price of onions at the vegetables and fruits market here is Rs 50 per kg, while the seasonal apple, of average quality, is available at Rs 30-40 per kg in the market.

The retail price of onions at some places ranges even higher - between Rs 60 and 70.

According to sources in agricultural produce market committee of Azadpur (APMC) mandi, the seasonal apple is selling at Rs 30-40 per kg. However, good quality apples are available at Rs 100 per kg.

Azadpur Fruit and Vegetable Merchants Association President M. R. Kriplani said that apples arriving from Shimla, the hub of apple trade, are selling at Rs 30-60 per kg in wholesale, while those from Kashmir are selling at only Rs 20-50 per kg.

However, President of the Onion Merchants Association of Azadpur mandi, Rajendra Sharma said that the prices have cooled down a little bit on Monday due to improvement in arrivals, but still the wholesale price of onion is between Rs 25-45 per kg. About 150 trucks of onions arrived on Monday here, he added.

Sharma said the main reason behind the high onion prices is its short supply because of the heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and southern parts of India.

Due to short supply, onion sold at Rs 50 per kg in wholesale, while in retail, it touched as high as Rs 75 per kg at many places in Delhi-NCR.

"The situation is likely to improve in the next few months. Hoarding of onions is not on at such a large scale as to cause alarm," said Kriplani.

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    World's top 8 onion producing countries:-

    1.China.
    2.India. ...
    3.The United States of America. ...
    4.Iran. ...
    5.Russia. ...
    6.Turkey. ...
    7.Egypt. Production: 1,903,000
    8.Pakistan. Production: 1,660,800
    Choice is yours (except Pakistan)

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Government should import onion from onion growing/exporting countries to strike balance between demand & supply.
    In the mean time some bi-products (Pakode) may now become costlier !

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    No problem Modi hai na, lets cross 100 who cares it is good for desh , dessh is importent than onion,

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  • Vidisha, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    It is ok, let the people of Delhi pay. We in Mumbai are struggling everyday inspite of so much revenue generate in this city.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Some people might disagree with me. During domestic short supply we used import from Pakistan.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Do we really need Onions - An Apple a day keeps the Doctor ...

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  • Ahmed, Mang/dxb

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Good example of news twisting by chor media's who forgot 250rs for a kg of onions in chors era.. look at comments from chaddiless lol...
    P

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I thought of bringing Onions this time while coming back home for vacation from Abroad.....hehehehehe. Modi Busy with Selfie in US. Please do not disturb.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Our PM is become marketing manager for the President of USA. At the meet at Huston in USA he wants Trump win the 2nd term. Not worried about the country only worried about the corny capitalist. The Govt. worried about the corporate tax than common man. Will the Govt. be able to reduce the price of onions like they reduced the corporate tax.

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I am in business. But my dear Dylan if I say a word against Modi I will become a anti national. So you had presense mind. But can you expect everyone to have the same. Sad.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Onion ke acche din aa gaye re bayya.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Country's PM has no clue over domestic problems. He has been kept away from ground reality since he is enjoy in foreign tours.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    An onion a week is what da bajapa govt wants u to seek...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    b4 when cutting da onion v were crying in tears. now when v r buying v r crying in fears & tears

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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Tears in eyes of voters......! MMS was the nikamma PM okay,but rate of groceries was not like this.
    Now we have great PM...! Price of petroleum is high, groceries rate high. Eyes full of tears.
    You want best , cheap food, , day today items, shouldn't shed Tears, then your country is your grandpa's property?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Give up onion like our 15lakhs?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I wonder if Onions are exported to USA ...

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Only air-cargo because if sent by ship, it will become pakoda on it's own upon reaching.

    Imagine the price of air-lifted onion !!

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Desh batks should be rational like you

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  • Anthony Lobo, PHOENIX

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    are pakodas cheap in Delhi, will use onion pakoda instead onions with meals.

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