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Onion Retail Price Tracker: Tuesday, January 21

Annapurani V Chennai | Updated on January 21, 2020 Published on January 21, 2020

Onion traders and farmers have demanded that the government lift the stockholding limit on wholesale traders, which remains at 25 tonnes.   -  PTI

Onion prices crash by ₹45/kg in Rudrapur. Raiganj and Port Blair see a ₹20/kg drop.

Rudrapur in Uttarakhand saw onion prices crash by ₹45/kg from Saturday’s prices to retail at ₹55/kg on Tuesday. The price of the bulb also fell by ₹20 in Raiganj and Port Blair and retailed at ₹55/kg and ₹80/kg, respectively. Itanagar, Thiruchirapalli and Surat also saw prices dip by ₹10-15/kg to retail at ₹70/kg, ₹85/kg and ₹57/kg, respectively.

On the other hand, centres such as Varanasi, Ranchi and Gurugram saw prices rise by ₹10-15/kg from Saturday’s prices. Prices in most other centres remained unchanged.

The all-India minimum and maximum prices of the bulb on Tuesday were at ₹35/kg and ₹120/kg.

Zone-wise data

Here’s a look at how prices varied within zones on Tuesday. In the North, onions were the most expensive in Gurgaon, priced at ₹ 80/kg, whereas the commodity was the most affordable in Srinagar and Jhansi, at ₹40/kg.

In the West, while Ambikapur sold the commodity at ₹120/kg, cities such as Gwalior and Jaipur sold it at ₹40/kg. In the East, prices were the highest in Kharagpur at ₹100/kg, whereas in Rampurhat and Purnia, it was relatively reasonable ₹45/kg.

In the North-East, while cities such as Imphal and Gangtok sold the bulb at ₹80/kg, it was only ₹60/kg in Guwahati.

In the South, onions were the most expensive in Mayabunder, Andaman, at ₹100/kg, and cheapest in Hyderabad, Adilabad, Suryapet and Jadcherla at ₹40/kg.

Here's a round-up of the top five cities with the highest and lowest prices on Tuesday, January 21

 

Published on January 21, 2020
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