Onion Prices: Onion price in Noida has reached Rs 100 per kg. In Delhi too, the price has reached Rs 80 and any time it can touch Rs 100 per kg. There are still 2 months for the new crop to arrive. This means that onion prices may remain high till December.
After tomato, now onion prices are making people cry. Onion prices are increasing across the country. At many places, onion is being sold for up to Rs 100 per kg. Even in the country’s capital Delhi, the price (Onion Price in Delhi) has reached Rs 80 and any time it can touch Rs 100 per kg. Due to the increased prices of onion during the festive season, it seems as if an onion bomb has been exploded on the customers before Diwali. Onion prices may see further increase in the coming days.
Industry experts say that if strong efforts are not made by the government, onion prices may cross Rs 150 per kg in the coming days. At many places in Delhi-NCR, the retail price of onion has crossed the century mark. Onion is available at around Rs 70 per kg on online platforms in Delhi. At the same time, local vendors are selling onions at the rate of Rs 80 per kg. According to a vegetable seller in Ghazipur Mandi, if the shortfall in supply is not compensated, the prices will cross Rs 100 per kg.
Onion at Rs 100 per kg in Noida
Onion price in Noida has reached Rs 100 per kg. The price of onion in the wholesale market of Noida Sector 88 is Rs 80 per kg. At the same time, it is available in retail at Rs 100 per kg. Talking about Ghaziabad, the price here is Rs 70-80 per kg. A week ago the price was Rs 30-35 per kg. Let us know the average prices of onion in some states.
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Why are onion prices increasing?
Onion prices are increasing due to lack of supply. Big states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are not receiving as much onion as before Delhi. Traders say that the supply of onion has increased in big metros like Mumbai and Chennai. Onion prices are increasing due to irregular supply. According to Rajendra Sharma, agent in Azadpur market, on normal days 1200 to 1500 tonnes of onion arrives in the market. Now it has reduced to around 1000 to 1100 tonnes.