Rising onion prices are once again bringing tears to the eyes of the people. In the last week, the price of this vegetable has increased by 40-50 per cent. In Delhi's Azadpur Mandi, the wholesale price of onion on Thursday was between Rs 30-46. While in Maharashtra's Nashik, onion was being sold at Rs 50-55. According to traders, the onion prices have gone up due to the fall in its stock which in turn has affected the supply to wholesale markets.
The entire nation is facing shortage of onions. In such a scenario, exporting the vegetable is even more difficult," an onion exporter said. He said the stock of onion is quite less in southern states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.