Onion Prices in Delhi: Good news! Relief for common man - This is the latest development
Onion Prices in Delhi: After witnessing massive skyrocketing, Onion prices in Delhi have finally brought some relief for the common man.
Onion Prices in Delhi Today: After witnessing massive skyrocketing, Onion prices in Delhi have finally brought some relief for the common man. Wholesale prices of onion eased in Delhi on Monday after an increase in local produce arrivals as well as the bulb sourced from the overseas, as per a report in IANS.
The Onion prices eased in Delhi due amid increased arrivals.
"Around 24,000 bags of onion, each containing 55 kg of the crop, arrived at the Azadpur Mandi that brought down the prices as compared to the previous week," Rajendra Sharma, President Onion Merchant Association said.
Apart from domestic produce, around 200 tonnes of imported onion also arrived at the Mandi on Monday, as per report.
Noteworthy, Azadpur Mandi is the biggest vegetable market in the country.
Onion prices in Delhi
Wholesale prices of onion were quoted in between Rs 50-75 per kg at the mandi on Monday. Hence, prices were down by Rs 5 per kg against the previous week, the report said quoting a source.Onion from Afghanistan and Turkey was also arrived here, the source said. "Over 80 trucks of onion came from Afghanistan in past two days. A large quantity of Afghani onion is being supplied in the border state of Punjab," the source said.
Earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the government has taken a host of measures, including imports, to deal with the rising prices of onions and there are several structural issues related to their storage which the government is trying to address.
"Steps are being taken other than procurement," she told Lok Sabha while replying to the debate on Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20 where she also said export of onions have been banned and tender have been floated for its import.