After the festivals, once again onion prices have started making people cry. Onion is being sold up to Rs 100 per kg in the retail market. On the other hand, the government's stance on onion prices also seems to be sluggish. According to traders, there is no hope of relief at present and prices may increase further.
Onion is being sold in the retail market in Delhi-NCR region from Rs 80 to 85 per kg. Onion prices have reached Rs 100 per kg in many areas. Onion is almost disappearing from the kitchen of common people.
The government is also troubled by the surge in onion prices. Similarly, the price of potato is also not being mentioned. Potato is being sold up to Rs 30 per kg in the retail market. At present, it is unlikely to decrease in price.
Onion Traders Association member Shrikant Mishra says that onion coming from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh is not reaching Delhi. In the past, the weather has hit the onion yield. Onion prices will increase in the next fifteen days because consumption of Alwar onion is not complete. The stocks of Karnataka and Nashik will also end.
Politics on onion sharp
The BJP has accused the Delhi government that onion is not being made available to the people of Delhi at the official price. 23.90 rupees per kg of onion is being provided by the central government, but the Delhi government is doing politics on it.
For the last one month neither the government has been selling onions on vans nor in ration shops. The Delhi government itself has asked the central government to stop supplying.