No onion thieves in Mumbai? Twitter in splits as picture of an unguarded sack of vegetable outside a restaurant goes viral
While some joked that no one wanted to mess with Delhi people (given the name of the restaurant), others remarked that it was sad to see onions and cows were safe in the country but not women.
Onion prices set to soar further in coming weeks; expect stability in rates only after Diwali with arrival of new crop, say traders
Onion producing districts and states like Nashik, Pune, Lasalgaon in Maharshtra, Gujart, Andhra Pradesh are unable to send onions partly due to logistical issues
Onion price rise temporary phase, country has buffer stock to meet shortage; govt boosting supply: Ram Vilas Paswan
Among metros, onion was quoting at Rs 34 per kg in Chennai, Rs 43 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 44 per kg in Delhi and Rs 45 per kg in Kolkata on Friday, the ministry data showed.
Wholesale onion prices at Nashik dropped to Rs 4.70 a kg today, the lowest level so far in this financial year, as supplies continued to rise and exports were expected to decline
The government today more than halved the minimum export price of onions to USD 150 a tonne to encourage overseas shipments amid a crash in local wholesale prices and protests by farmers.
After some relief last week, onion prices have peaked again. A high demand has also pushed up tomato prices to Rs 80 per kg at several places across Delhi from Rs 35 per kg.
"The situation is very serious. We are trying to stabilise the prices," Sheila Dikshit said.
As BJP attempts to use rocketing onion prices to its advantage in ensuing assembly polls, Delhi Government today alleged that hoarding of the kitchen staple in Madhya Pradesh, ruled by the saffron party, has resulted in escalation of its rates in the city.
Beginning today Goupon India, a shopping website, which offers a daily deal on best local goods, services and events has tied up with a Delhi-based wholesaler to deliver onions for the next seven days to customers in 78 cities across the country.