In 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbed tomato-onion-potato as TOP priority for this government. All three are essentials for the masses. But since the last week of August, onion prices have been rising, touching Rs 80 per kg in many cities and nearly Rs 100/kg in Mumbai. Possibly with the Bihar elections in mind, the government has acted twice towards controlling onion prices.
When is onion harvested in India? What prompted the recent price hike? How has the government reacted? Take a look.
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