In other districts of the state, including the capital Dehradun, onion will make people cry for a week. The reason is that onion prices are not going to fall for a week. At the same time, onion prices have increased in Niranjanpur Mandi due to reduced arrival of onions.
According to the officials of the mandi committee, 250 tonnes of onions were arriving in the first day, but now only 100 tonnes are coming. Due to which onion prices are not being reduced. On the other hand, onion is being sold in retail at Rs 75-80 per kg.
According to market inspector Dinesh Panwar, wholesale prices of onion in the mandi remained Rs 5500 per quintal on Wednesday. Two days ago this price reached more than six thousand rupees. According to the inspector, onion is currently being supplied from Nashik in Maharashtra, Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
20 to 25 rupees profit per kg
Due to rain in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, onion production was affected there. Due to this, onion supply is also getting delayed. Dinesh Panwar said that it is expected that due to supply of onion from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra soon, its prices will be reduced.
In Niranjanpur Mandi, onions are being sold at Rs 5500 per quintal, but retailers are selling onions at the rate of Rs 75 to 80 per kg. In such a scenario, the retailers are making a profit of 20 to 25 rupees per kg.