Onion prices are touching the sky this time, due to which the common man is very upset. There is also no hope of putting pressure on its prices soon. Onion prices remain high in major cities of the country. On Thursday, the average selling price of onion was Rs 70 per kg, while the maximum price of onion in Panaji reached Rs 110 per kg. This information has been received from government data. According to the data of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the price of onion in Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh was the lowest i.e. Rs 38 per kg. Traders say that there is no hope of a fall in prices before December 15. In such a situation, there is hoarding of onions and the high prices have removed the tears of the government as well. Let us know what is the reason that onion has crossed 100 rupees this time and what efforts are being made by the government and administration. During the monsoon season this year, many states received excessive rainfall. Due to this, onion crop got spoiled. Due to rain, the crop suffered 75 to 85 percent damage in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and some other states. Sources say that the government delayed in realizing the situation and did not stop the export of onions in time.
Onion prices are touching the sky this time, due to which the common man is very upset.
Along with this, he did not buy sufficient quantity of onions from the Operation Green Fund of Rs 500 crore in the Rabi season. He also delayed ordering onion imports. Despite being aware of the huge demand for onions in the country, only 4500 tonnes of onions were imported earlier. Seeing this does not work, recently an order has been placed to import one lakh tons of onions. It is believed that this onion will reach India by the second week of December and after that the situation is expected to get better. In Maharashtra and Karnataka, major onion cultivation areas have suffered significant losses. This has led to a big jump in onion prices. An MMTC official said, ‘Up to 30 per cent of the crop was reported due to heavy rains in these areas. However, the decision to import onions from major onion producing countries like Egypt (Egypt) was taken late. This greatly increased the sentiments and made the situation worse. Onion prices in the wholesale market are running at Rs 100 a kg. The public is angry with this. If the import had been decided in August and September itself, onion would have arrived in October. The government has asked MMTC to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions.
In Surat, onion prices have gone above Rs 100 per kg. In this situation, the interest of thieves is also increasing in onions. On Thursday, 250 kg of onion was stolen in Surat, the price of which is being told about 25 thousand rupees. The vegetable seller whose onion was stolen, told that like daily we had kept five bags of 50 kg onion outside the shop, but the thieves stole the five bags as soon as our eyes were saved. A complaint has been lodged in the case. After the public’s uncontrollable prices of onions, now the government has started looking helpless. Due to the scarcity of onion, its retail rates have reached 80 to 120 rupees per kg in different areas of the country and onion is no longer being sold at subsidized prices from government institutions. This year, due to poor kharif season onion crop, now all hopes are on import. In September, onion retail rates were around Rs 50-60 a kg.