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Maharashtra: Onion prices skyrocket as arrivals dip in producing states

As unseasonal rain battered the state over the last fortnight or so, onion-growing tracts in Nashik, Ahmednagar and Pune have reported extensive damage to the kharif crop, which was about to be harvested.

Maharashtra BJP MP calls for withdrawal of export ban, onion prices remain steady

On Sunday, the central government completely banned the export of onions and also defined limits to the stock that wholesale and retail traders can hold. These decisions were taken to cool down the prices of the bulb.

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Soon, auction of pomegranate, onion and tomato to go online in Pune

In Pune’s wholesale market, trade in molasses was the first to shift online with the market administrator issuing notices of suspension of licence to traders who had refused to do so.

Centre seeks report on plight of onion farmer who sent paltry earnings to PM

Sanjay Sathe, a farmer from Niphad tehsil in Nashik district, had claimed on Sunday that he fetched only Rs 1,064 for his produce of 750 kg onion this season.

After tomato, surge in onion price likely: Here's why

Traders estimate that Maharashtra farmers would have stored some 1.8 mt of onions from the last rabi crop which they sell in a staggered way.

Onion output to hit record high of 203 lakh tonnes in 2015-16

Nearly 60 per cent of India's annual output comes from the rabi season, while the kharif and late-kharif sowing seasons contribute 20 per cent each.

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Onion prices hit rock bottom across Maharashtra

This year, the state has seen a record sowing of onion on over 3 lakh hectares; productivity is also supposed to be record-breaking

4 men selling stolen onions held

Recently, over 400 kgs of onions were also stolen from a market in Pimpri.

September rains dry up tears on the onion front

The Centre’s response to it has been to increase the minimum export price (MEP) of onions from $250 to $700 per tonne, making it practically impossible to ship out any consignments from the country.

Drought effect: Onion prices likely to rise again post September

The poor monsoon in these areas is being attributed to the decline in crop area.

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