Onion, pulses, edible oil prices surge in February
Prices of masur (lentil) and urad have increased by 10% over January, while tur prices have jumped 20% during the same period. Wholesale edible oil prices have increased 30% to 60% for different oils year on year this year.
Budget impact: Focus on building buffer stocks of onions, pulses
The official said the government is planning to procure 50% more onions next...
To rein in price, 50% more onions may be procured
For the current fiscal, the government had doubled the stock size to 100,000 tonnes but cou...
Nationwide average retail price of onions down 60% since last year: Govt
Since December 31, 2019, when the nationwide average price was as high as Rs 100 per kg, it has fallen to Rs 40 per kg now, giving much relief to consumers, Nandan said.
Onion prices shoot up 28 percent after government announces easing on export ban
The government had banned exports in September this year as prices were rising after a low harvest. Major buyers of Indian onions include Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Middle East.
Government extends relaxed norms for onion imports till January 31
To facilitate import of onion, the government had on October 21 relaxed the conditions for fumigation and additional declaration on the Phytosanitary Certificate (PSC) under the Plant Quarantine Order (PQ), 2003 for import up to December 15, 2020.
Fruits, vegetables sales at Delhi’s wholesale market down 30% due to farmers’ protest
Buyers from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were unable to visit the mandi, hurting trade. "Vegetable sales are 30% less than a month ago with buyers staying away from the mandi," Anil Malhotra, a member of the Azadpur mandi, said.
Farmers, traders seek lifting of onion export ban as prices fall 65% in 5 weeks
Arrival of red onion from the kharif harvest is gradually increasing in the market, while arrival of old onions is robust. Fearing further fall in prices, farmers are rushing their stocks to the markets.
Onion costliest at Rs 100/kg in Bengaluru, lowest at Rs 35/kg in Udaipur and Rampurhat
A similar situation prevailed in Delhi, one of the major consuming markets, where retail prices were firm at Rs 65 per kg, in Kolkata at Rs 70 per kg and Chennai at Rs 72 per kg on Monday, as per the government data.
Government gives 3 days to meet onion stock limit, traders want 15 days
“In order to keep a check on rising prices of onions, the government has imposed a stock limit of 25 tonnes for wholesalers and 2 tonnes for retailers. Any violation will attract strict punishment and penalty. The grace of three days will give them some time for disposing the produce before stock limit sets in,” said a senior in consumer affairs ministry.
India bans onion seed exports with immediate effect
The govt on Thursday banned exports of onion seeds with immediate effect. Earlier, the export of onion seeds was in the restricted category, which means an exporter was required to obtain a licence or permission from the government for shipments.
Centre offers buffer stock onion to states/UTs to check rising prices: Consumer Affairs Secy
As per data maintained by the Consumer Affairs Ministry, retail onion prices in Mumbai were ruling at Rs 86/kg, Chennai at Rs 83/kg, Kolkata at Rs 70/kg and Delhi at Rs 55/kg on October 22.
Onion and potato prices hit the roof in festive season
Despite being the Navaratra season, onion prices have gone up to Rs 70 per kg in the retail market. The price of potato is also increasing. It is being sold at Rs 50-60 per kg in retail.
Onion prices double in 10 days to hit Rs 80/kg in wholesale
Traders in the domestic market said prices will remain firm but they can rise if rain damages more crops. However, importers said prices will calm in some time because of steps taken by the government.
Government allows exports of Bangalore rose onions, Krishnapuram onions
An exporter of Bangalore rose onion will have to get a certificate from the Horticulture Commissioner, Government of Karnataka, certifying the item and the quantity. An exporter of Krishnapuram onions will have to obtain the certificate from the government of Andhra Pradesh.