Onion goes up by Rs 5,rain hampers supply

The prices of onions in the city has shot up from Rs 30 per kg to Rs 40 per kg in the Apni Mandi

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 7, 2013 2:30 am

The prices of onions in the city has shot up from Rs 30 per kg to Rs 40 per kg in the Apni Mandi. The increase in the prices is being attributed to reduced supply.

According to Mandi officials,the number of trucks carrying onions have reduced in the past few days.

Kuldeep Singh,Secretary,Apni Mandi said,“Due to the continuous rain in areas from where the onions are delivered,the supply has come down,probably because of the breakdown of the trucks. So,the prices have automatically shot up. The onions were sold at Rs 35 the previous day but today,we had to increase the prices as per supply.”

While onions at the Grain Market Sector 26 were sold at Rs 25-28 per kg yesterday,today the prices had been increased by Rs 2.

Rajasthan onions were sold for Rs 25 per kg,while onions from Nasik were expensive and were sold at Rs 28 per kg.

“Most of the onion production is done in Maharashtra. This time the production got delayed due to the heavy rainfall. The farmers are using the stored production these days,which hampers the supply. The onion prices are even more expensive in Maharashtra,” said GR Pillai,Secretary Grain Market Sector 26.

Meanwhile,retailers say that the increased prices are likely to remain stable for this week.

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