Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Onion

Onion prices set to climb again in September-November, erratic monsoon to blame: Crisil report

Cyclone Tauktae in May increased moisture in stored rabi onions, and now kharif crop is expected to be delayed, leading to shortfall in supply as demand rises in festive season.

Good news from the farms — fruit, vegetable prices set to ease with big jump in production

Ministry of Agriculture’s estimates, however, show that production of apple, spices & tomato is estimated to decline in 2020-21 as compared to previous year. 

Onion prices expected to ease as new crop arrives, traders want export ban lifted

The average wholesale rate of old onion at the benchmark Lasalgaon market decreased to Rs 18 per kg as on 9 December from Rs 54 per kg on 10 November.

‘Bangalore Rose’ onion growers hit hard by Modi govt ban on export, say will affect income

Karnataka BJP MP Tejasvi Surya appealed to the Centre to exempt ‘Bangalore Rose’ from the ban as this special variety is grown for export to Southeast Asian countries.

Sharad Pawar demands Centre to reconsider ‘sudden’ ban on onion export

The NCP chief tweeted that Union Minister Piyush Goyal assured him the govt will rethink the decision if there is consensus among ministries.

Onion prices could touch Rs 100/kg by Oct as heavy rain damaged early-kharif crop, rabi stock

Over the last two weeks, wholesale and retail prices have more than doubled in several markets across India, including the largest wholesale onion market in Nashik.

Train to Bangladesh comes to the rescue of onion hub Nashik after Covid disrupts business

Railways arranged special trains to Bangladesh — a big market for onions — to help lockdown-hit Nashik farmers save their harvest from complete ruin.

Onion prices could spike again in Sept-Dec as govt’s short of buffer stock procurement target

The government had nearly doubled its buffer stock target to 1 lakh metric tonnes after last year’s price rise, but so far, it has only procured 45,000 MT.

Onion prices likely to fall this year as govt forecasts 7% rise in production

Onion prices had skyrocketed to Rs 100 per kg in several parts of the country last November due to a 30-40 per cent dip in its production.

India’s Great Onion Crisis of 2019 is coming to an end

Onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra are expected to plunge to about Rs 20-25 per kilogram from mid-January.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


The Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.