As onion prices touched a record high across wholesale markets on October 21, netizens shared memes and jokes on Twitter about their struggle to cope with the high prices.
According to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, a sharp spike in prices by Rs 11.56 per kg over the last 10 days has taken the all-India retail price of onion to Rs 51.95 per kg. This is 12.13 per cent higher than the price of Rs 46.33 per kg at this time last year.
Onion prices have been high for some time now and the government had earlier banned the export of the bulb to try and control prices.
Here’s how people reacted to the news of the rising price of onions
— Himanshu Gupta (@HimmyReviewRoom) October 22, 2020
— Adolfina (@alpha_adolfina) October 22, 2020
When u ask onion in salad
Ur mom : pic.twitter.com/IqOhD1T2UD
— Swati…🌻 (@Swatisahu08) October 22, 2020
— siddharth gupta (@sid6897) October 22, 2020
I am Jain
— Samriddhi (@I_am_samriddhi) October 22, 2020
Our finance minister Nirmala sitaraman is pure vegetarian..
— MdSohail (@MdSohai23006955) October 22, 2020
Ordinary people complain after the prices soar.
Rookies hoard cheap onions before the prices soar.
— Beeno🌼💖 Tesla’s Coil⚡ (@RebelGeek1111) October 22, 2020
Tomato:- 80Rs per kg.
Potato:- 34Rs per kg
Onion:- 80Rs per kg.
Petrol :- 85.18 per litre. This too after crude oil price is low.
— Ramsa Chaudhary 🇮🇳 (@Ramkishor_jaat_) October 22, 2020
— ®20 (@Nehal_Haider_) October 22, 2020
— Swati Subhedar (@swatiSubhedar) October 22, 2020
— Bomb❤Bae (@shrustyle) October 22, 2020
Seeing the steady rise in the price of the kitchen staple, the central government relaxed import norms for onions until December 15.
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