- Onion prices in the national capital region have witnessed a significant increase of 25-50%, causing the essential commodity to retail in the range of Rs 50-70 per kilogram.
- The price variation depends on the quality of the onions, with lower quality onions retailing at around Rs 50 per kilogram, medium-quality onions at Rs 60, and good-quality onions at Rs 70 per kilogram.
- Mother Dairy, a popular retail outlet, raised its onion prices from Rs 49 per kilogram to Rs 56 per kilogram in Noida and Rs 60 per kilogram in Delhi.
- The price increase is attributed to factors like a 36% reduction in the total sown area for onions in Maharashtra, which has led to a lower supply. However, subdued demand during the Navratri festival has somewhat prevented a steeper rise in prices.
- Onions harvested during the Kharif season usually come to the market around mid-September. Despite higher prices in Maharashtra’s producing regions, the price surge has been somewhat mitigated by lower demand during Navratri.