Onion Prices: What is the retail onion price in the country? Know when you will get relief
Onion Prices: The increase in onion prices in the country last month has greatly affected the lives of common people. Now people are waiting for the softening of their prices. In such a situation, according to government data, on Monday the all-India average retail price of onion was Rs 59.09 per kg. Whereas the all-India average price of potato on Monday is Rs 25.24 per kg and tomato is Rs 38.18 per kg.
The increase in the prices of vegetables in the country has troubled the common man a lot. The government has released figures regarding onion prices. According to these data, the all-India average retail price of onion on Monday was Rs 59.09 per kg.
Still, the price of onion remains at a very high level. Whereas, to reduce onion prices in the country, the government curbed the export of onions. Along with this, to boost the supply of onion, the government imposed a minimum export price of US $ 800 per ton.
After the shortage of onions in the country, their price reached around Rs 80 per kg. On Monday, the price of onion was Rs 59.09 per kg. Whereas the highest price was recorded at Rs 90 per kg and the lowest price was recorded at Rs 20 per kg. Their price has fallen to around Rs 60 per kg in the capital Delhi.
Onion prices started increasing in the capital Delhi on 25 October 2023. On October 25, the price of onion was Rs 40 per kg. At the same time, on October 29, this price reached Rs 80 per kg. The reason for the increase in their prices is the poor harvest due to unseasonal rains and the short shelf life of onions.
To stop the rise in onion prices in the country, the government started selling it at concessional rates. Apart from this, it was decided to impose a minimum export price of US $ 800 per tonne on onion export till December 31. In a statement issued by the government, it was said that the decrease in the quantity of onions stored for Rabi 2023 is also the reason for the increase in their prices.
The all-India average price of potato on Monday is Rs 25.24 per kg and tomato is Rs 38.18 per kg.