Till recently, onion prices across the country was Rs 40 per kg in many mandis across the country, forcing the Centre government to import onions. But now it is at an all-time low at 30 paisa per kg in Neemuch district, and nearby markets. There is a bumper crop and onion is being sold at 30-50 paisa a kg while only a few days ago, it commanded Rs 15-20 per kg in the local market. Sadly, some farmers are forced to throw their crop in garbage as they are not able to recover the transportation cost.
Source: Business Standard
- 15 Apr 2016