Retail onion prices on Friday remained
In metros, the retail price of onion was ruling at Rs 120 /kg in Kolkata, at Rs 102/kg in Delhi and Mumbai and at Rs 80/kg in Chennai, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry.
In most cities, onion prices were ruling at Rs 100/kg. In Itanagar, the bulb crop was at Rs 150/kg.
"Imported onions have started arriving. About 1,160 tonnes
Both red and yellow onions have been imported from Turkey, Egypt, and Afghanistan. The shipments are landing at Mumbai port, the official said.
State-owned MMTC, which is importing the key kitchen staple on behalf of the government, has contracted 49,500
Onion prices have shot up sharply due to an estimated 25 per cent fall in Kharif production of 2019-20 crop year (July-June) compared to the previous year because of late monsoon and eventual excess rains in the major producing states.
The prices have failed to cool down despite several government measures in the last few weeks. The government has already banned the export of onion, imposed stock limits on traders and is also supplying buffer stock at a cheaper rate.
Traders and experts are of the view that onion prices will continue to remain firm till January when
The country had last imported 1,987