Onion sold in bulk from Rs 35 to 40 per kg, is being sold in local mandis for Rs 70-80 per kg. The onion supplier of Azadpur mandi says that now there is relief from new crop of onion coming from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Onion prices are falling. The trader told that onion has been sold from 35 to 40 rupees per kg on Saturday. Onion rate is expected to fall drastically in the next 15 days.
However, in local mandis, vegetable vendors are not taking the name of reducing onion prices. In such a situation, even though the price of onion is low, people have to buy onion only at increased prices. Shrikant Mishra, secretary of the Onion Traders Association Azadpur Mandi said that prices are falling due to the arrival of new onion crop from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. With the increase in supply, the rate of onion is also continuously decreasing. People are not getting relief right now. There is a slight decrease in onion prices in local mandis. Onion rates have been halved in bulk.
Apart from this, the shipment of foreign onions has also started reaching the market. Turkey and Afghanistan onions have also provided relief. Onion prices are expected to come down drastically with the arrival of onion from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in the next 15 days.
No relief from potato
Potato supplier of Azadpur mandi told that prices are increasing due to decrease in arrival of new crop of potato. Potatoes sold up to Rs 10 per kg in this season last year are being sold up to Rs 25-30 per kg. Potato crop is weaker this year than last year due to rain in Punjab, Malwa and many areas. Due to the accumulation of water in the fields due to rain last week, farmers are not able to extract potatoes.