Onion price in India now to be sold at Rs 22 per kg. The center has said on Tuesday that onions will be sold now at Rs 22 per kg. Wholesale prices-based inflation of onion and potato had rose to 2.59 percent in December.
Onion Price in India – To be sold at Rs 22 per Kg
Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, said that 18 tonnes of onion has been imported.
“Around 18,000 ton onion has been imported now, but even after all the efforts, only 2000 tonnes onion has been sold. We are providing onions at Rs 22/kg now,”, said the Union Minister.
Red and yellow onions were imported from Turkey, Egypt and Afghanistan are were seen landing at Mumbai port.
Prices of onion were at Rs 100 per kg in 2019. Where other vegetables prices surged by 69.69 per cent, potato were at 44.97 percent, onion price on the other hand, jumped to Rs 100 per kg at 455.83 percent.