The rising prices of petrol-diesel and LPG are disturbing people, in the meantime, onion has started crying again. In the last one month, onion retail prices have increased from 40 to 46 rupees. Onions sold around twenty rupees a kilo two months ago have now become almost two and a half times more expensive. According to the data given on the website of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs on January 19, the average price of onion in wholesale was Rs 3352.84 per quintal, while on February 19 it was Rs 3846.41.
On the other hand, if we talk about Asia’s largest onion market in Nashik, then on Wednesday, February 20, onion sold at the maximum price of Rs 4200 per quintal in Lasalgaon Agricultural Produce Market Committee. Once again, vegetable prices in the NCR have spoiled the kitchen budget . In Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat, many vegetables including onions have become expensive.
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Reason for price rise
The arrival of onion has been affected due to rain, which has increased its prices. Talking about the retail rate, onion was sold at Rs 50 per kg on February 19, whereas on January 19, a month earlier, onion was sold at Rs 36 per kg.
Onion will soften from March next month
The arrival of new onion has started in the mandi, but its quantity is very small at present. According to experts, from March next month, its arrival will be sufficient and then a softening can be expected in its price. On 19 February 2021, the retail price of onion was Rs 50 in Delhi, whereas a year ago on 19 February 2020, the price of onion was Rs 40 and a year earlier on 19 February 2019, the price of onion was Rs 20.