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Nashik: Onion markets remain shut as traders and farmers protest against export ban

Wholesale traders will be able to hold 500 quintals while retail traders are allowed to stock 100 qunitals of the bulb as per the notification. All these measures are in order to cool down the prices of onion in the wholesale and retail markets.

Top news today evening: Amit Shah targets Oppn on Kashmir, Govt bans export of onions, and more

From PM Modi talking about US Open runner-up Medvedev in ‘Maan Ki Baat’ to heavy rains in Bihar killing 13 people, here are the top headlines for today.


Govt bans export of onions, imposes stock limit on traders

The current increase in onion prices is a fallout of last year’s drought and the delayed monsoon this year.

Onion prices rise to Rs 2,200 per quintal — highest so far this year

Lasalgaon is the largest onion market in the country and sets the price for the commodity.

Farmers are being looted: Sharad Pawar on low onion prices

Noting that in the past onions from Nashik were exported to countries such as Sri Lanka, the former union agriculture minister alleged that policies of the BJP-led government were responsible for the present situation.

Pune: After skyrocketing in 17-day span, onion prices fall, and keep falling

The average price of onions at Lasalgaon’s wholesale market had climbed from Rs 8.75 per kg to Rs 21.51 per kg between October 1 and 17.


Onions prices on rise in Delhi wholesale markets

A similar increase was seen in the retail markets, where the kitchen staple was quoted in the range of Rs 30-40 per kg depending on the quality and locality.

Onion prices: Centre seeks report from Maharashtra govt on role of cartels

“Reports also reveal the nexus with traders in the Northeast where wholesale onions did not sell below Rs 26-27 per kg. There are reports of mandis being closed down erratically, creating distortion in the demand supply chain,” Central govt letter said.

Farmer earns Re 1 after selling one tonne of onions

In a bizarre claim, a farmer has said he could earn only Re 1 from sale of nearly a tonne of onions at the district Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC).

Centre blames Delhi govt for not acting against onion hoarders

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the passage of Goods and Services (GST) bill could have helped in controlling onion prices.