Bengaluru: No respite in sight - Onion price continues to soar, reaches Rs 200 mark


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Dec 7: Severe shortfall in supply has pushed onion price skyward. The vegetable has reached Rs 200 a kg mark in the state, which is beyond the reach for common citizens.

Onion price hovered around Rs 200 per kg in wholesale markets all over the state including Yashwanthpur here and Hubballi. The state government has been conducting raids on wholesale dealers who it suspects are hoarding this much sought-after vegetable. It is said that the raids so far conducted exceeded 150 as on Friday.

Sources in the market as well in the government expect the prices to somewhat come down by January and not before. Onion and Potato Traders Association secretary here, C Uday Shankar, said that the onion price per kilogram touched Rs 180 on Friday. He said inclusive of Agricultural Produce Market Committee charges and taxes, the commodity price will touch Rs 200 mark easily. He confessed that the supply of onion has reduced to just about 25 to 30 percent of the current demand.

In Hubballi also, which is considered to a major market, onion price has been racing towards Rs 200 per kg mark on account of shortfall in supply that has been around 60 percent. With the passage of each week since the last over a month, the gap between the demand and supply positions is broadening, thus contributing to the spiraling of the onion prices.

State chief secretary, T M Vijay Bhaskar, said that the government is keeping a close watch on the situation and has been taking action against illegal hoarders through raids under instructions from the central government. The officials have been raiding major markets too check inflow, outflow and stock of onion.

It is learnt that the central government has pegged the stock of onion a wholesaler can have at 25 tonnes whereas retailers can keep five tonnes maximum. The officials said that so far no hoarding was observed during their 150 odd raids.

Only Maharashtra is ahead of Karnataka in onion cultivation in the country but because of floods, onion crop was ruined this time. The state has been trying to get maximum possible allocation of onions that are being imported from other countries.

It is gathered that India will get the onion stock of 17,000 tonnes it has ordered from Turkey and Egypt during the third week of December and therefore, the officials feel that the prices may ease after first week of January 2020. 

  

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  • Satish, udupi

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Pyaz ab Virat Kohli se Rohit Sharma banne ja raha hai.

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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Can the Onion and Potato Traders Association offer a special deal to Mangalorean restaurants so that Mangaloreans do not have to pay higher prices for their beloved masala dosas?

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  • Lan......, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Cynthi,

    You should take a lead in 'Neerulli Satuagraha' in line with Gandhiji's 'Uppina Satyagraha' in 1942....

    March could start from Kirem to Belman...I am planning to take a 'holy dip' in Sankalakariya river en route to Belman....

    When Satyagrahi's reach Belman....'Neerulli Baje' could be prepared and distributed to the People...Shankar is required to attend...No Chicken Curry only Neerulli Baje and Sambar / Sorpotel allowed...

    Beef is not allowed...hence Sir J is not invited...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Lan.... Sir, ...wowwwwww....fantastic ideas flashing in your wonderful brain... You said and I have begun the march from Kirem in your absence... because onions are required more urgently for chicken thadka.... Sankalkariya river has started drying up now dear. Last week I had been to belman santhe... Not much water....you can take holy dips no danger... Let's cancel sorpotel please... .. Garlic has become costly too.... main ingredient of sorpotel too has become costly.....neerulli pakoda and chai is more than sufficient for the time being.... 😋😋

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Only way out is .. Eat Less onion more Potato/Tomato OR work for 1 hours overtime per week to cover over price onion cost.. I doubt.. there very few people like work or OT work..

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Even onion price reaching R$$ 500 no problem, Indian Super power Finance Minister Not eating Onion let the public super or die, See is not bothered. See enjoying with public Tax and GST money.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi /Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Let farmers enjoy ... This opportunity may help them to repay their farm loans, help them to have some better farm equipments., new cloths etc...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    nirmalas non-veg nirmal onions. 1st time in India double century under chaiwala. bhaktas left eating onions from da non-veg revelations from shedding crocodiles tears in da onions chi chi 2 central's pettha govt

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Thanks to pakodanomists....!!!!

    lol...

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I am thinking of putting avocados in my sambhar...

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  • Anil Dubai, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I am planning to start onion assence factory

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Father to daughter in USA: Please increase the remittance to us by Rs 1000 since onions are at 200.
    Daughter: Father, I am sending you 100 recipes of veg and non veg food, where you can save on onion and garlic. Now, in fact, I can send you Rs 1000 less.

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  • jyothi, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Don't use onion for preparing curry. Instead of onion use coconut. Automatically onion rate will come down.

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  • Anthony Lobo, PHOENIX

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Sir what about our favorite dukra maas and vodle pesth on Wednesdays.

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I am not bothered. Our Pradhan Sevak has said that we have given 70 years to Congress and he needs to be given the same time to take this country to hell.

    Jai Neerulli Baje

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    less ulli from neerulli lol hahaha

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  • Anamika, Bajpe

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    If it crosses Rs300 also no prob for us.

    our vote for MODI.

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  • Ponkra, Pilar - Shirva

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    If your parents die without food because of no available rice and food materials under Modi, still you will vote for Modi?

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    At least Achhe din for Onions has finally stared to come, lets wait and see where they reach ???

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Largest onion produce states are MP and Maharashtra are under khangi rule ..

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Export & Import Department of the nation too is under 'Kongi' rule - what do you say ???

    Thats why, Beef never stopped giving Forex revenue, and Ms. Sitaram kept assuring the Imported onions will reach in Jan 2020, by when new crop will be ready for harvest ! This time, Madam must taste and see how delicious onions are; because the imported lot will be too much for common man to afford.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I firmly believe, that the acute shortage of Onions, are purely a man made tragedy, created by influential traders, middlemen, who at the behest of our politicians, have deliberately created this fiasco, year after year, just to loot, scoot, laugh away to the bank, while the consumers weep and mourn !!!!!!!!

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Rs. 200/- or 500/- who cares ?? Nirmala Sitaram doesn't eat onions !!

    Studying the weather pattern, the government should have warned the farmers to move the product to godowns. Or, should have made arrangements in advance to import it.

    No problems - majority are voters of BJP - they are enjoying the price rise because they think it's benefiting the farmer as if the onion is 'Khul jaa sim-sim' that comes out of a farmer's field as much as he rubs the magic wand !

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  • Augustine D Lima, BENGALURU

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    We the electorate will have to blame ourselves for electing this govt. If you elect monkeys, you get only peanuts.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I have no words to express on your mind blowing comment. But some idiots will not understand the nutritious and health value of onions. In fact, it is the staple food of the poor people.

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Onion farmers are getting handsome price for their product, those can afford will buy, rest only blame the PM, lethargic people

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Bhaktha, It is traders making money, not the farmer! If govt imports from nearby country, withing a week thousands of tons can be brought! Unfortunately FM and HM do not eat onions! How can others eat???

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Actually Govt intended to Import Onions Long back
    But NCP and Congress in Maharashtra did a massive Campaign against Modi Govt telling Govt doesnt want to Farmers get more and more price for Onions,Instead want to help Urban consumers get cheap prices so importing .Probably for this reason Govt didnt make huge imports .I had been to Nashik even there price is above Rs 100 Farmers lost crops yes But my freinds there got huge money for whatever onions they grew there .Which was just Rs 8 or 10 per Kg before

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  • Alfria, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Dr. Kamath; from where do you get all this information, solid network you have, imagine Modi has started listening to what ncp and Congress are saying, your above comments are very hard to digest, please come up with something new.

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Let farmers sell their produce in the markets directly to the customers, let them make money not the middlemen. Government should make such arrangements. Not elections after elections, Sadly nobody cares about farmers, only during elections all the parties remember the farmers.

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    If there is shortage in supply, Onion should not be available at stores, but go anywhere Onion is available a plenty but only the price is more. Stockists are making artificial shortage & instill fear factor amoung the retailers to make money by looting people & the government is not doing anything which is not acceptable at all. Those who loot people & make money, will be looted by someone else & retail chain of loot continues. Do business with standards not by looting people.
    A daily wage worker cannot afford to buy Onions at all at the present rate.

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  • dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    The PM in the next election rally will proudly say that in 72 years onions have reached Rs.200/- for the first time during his rule being the PM. He will say that farmers are happy now and getting good income. God save us.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    i am planning to put some chicken ka tadka on my onion curry!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    So you make curry of onions shankaranna? Chicken is not costlet... When chicken becomes costly, your idea will be applicable.. Now for chicken curry you put onion tadka... 😆😆

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Correction... Costly*

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Cynthy bai,
    You always give onion thadka to chicken curry when Onion is cheap and chicken is costly. Now the costs are other way around, I too cooked other way around.
    Jokes aside, I remember how the opposition elevated the issue of onion prices with street demonstrations across the nation during MMS time. Now except on twitter, there is no protests. Present opposition is protesting only against the removal of SPG cover. Onion prices which affect the common man is no issue for them at all.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Since 70 yrs khangis rule ruined our agriculture sector and farmers life.

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  • Abdul Aleem Faroqui, UAE

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Classic example of blind, deaf and dumb bhakth... Keep your Bhakth vision aside for a while and see what had India achieved in the past 70 Years. What has India achieved in the last 6 years?

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    70 years period is from 1947 to 2017. This period includes BJP rule under Mr Vajpayee and Mr Modi also. You may say it is short period. But how rain of few minutes can wet the clothes which took one whole day to dry, similarly misrule of short period can ruin the economy painstakingly built during the rule of majority period.
    Kumbaranige Varusha Donnege Nimisha

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    We studied that the light, that reaches the earth, is measured by 'light years' (the time it takes to reach the earth). I wonder if Jeevan is a scientist. As per his findings, the rain takes 70 years to reach the farmers' fields. Therefore, that what has been happening since 70 years (beginning 1947) is yielding today.

    I wonder, what will be the result of six years from 2084 (result of Modi rule) - he he he...

    By-the-way, Jeevan, when are you joining ISRO ? Or, are you already there ? Wonder what Vikram must be thinking from the surface of the moon !

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Before the karnataka exit poll onion price more and will be more forever but bakths like Jeevan nothing to loose since he will get everything freely..... From his chamchas..... Onion pakoda will be replaced with bhakth pakoda.

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Recently Brian Lara regretted that David Warner couldn't break his record of highest individual score in a test innings. May the humble onion break that record?

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