Farmers in poll-bound Maharashtra fume at centre over onion export ban
Retail prices of onions have gone up to Rs 70-80/kg from Rs 30/kg in the last couple of weeks due to supply disruption.
Export authority asked to pay Rs 54 lakh to onion trader for deficient service
The Maharashtra State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission ha...
Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields
Farmer leaders said the situation is worse than demonetisation, which only d...
Fruit, vegetable mandis expect supplies to normalise by weekend
Authorities and traders are working out meticulous plans to streamline flow of vehicles and people engaged in supplying these essential commodities amidst the nationwide lockdown, while crowds are being controlled by allowing entry only to large buyers, traders said.
After onions, tomato price soar to Rs 80/kg in Delhi
According to traders, tomatoes have turned costlier in the last few days as supplies have been impacted.
COVID-19 scare: Transport hurdles, labour scarcity to hit supply of fruit, vegetables
Traders say the current situation will devastate farmers as their produce will start rotting, while urban consumers will face sky-high prices unless the authorities take urgent steps. Policemen say it is impossible to determine if a person or an empty commercial vehicle is engaged in trade of essential commodities.
Govt still has 35,000 ton of onion in buffers stock: Ram Vilas Paswan
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on September 24, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distributio...
Maharashtra onion traders threaten to boycott trade if restrictions not eased
After wholesale prices touched Rs 50 per kg in September, the Centre banned exports and imposed stock limits, allowing retail traders to keep only 100 quintal of onions and wholesale traders 500 quintals.
The great onion crisis in India is back to Modi’s dismay
The onion, whose soaring prices have been blamed for bringing down past govts, puts Modi in a tight spot.
Onion trade in Nashik disturbed as farmers, traders protest stock limit
In a series of decisions, the ministry of consumer affairs banned onion exports and imposed stock limits of 100 quintals on retail traders and 500 quintals on wholesale traders on Sunday evening to rein the prices.
Onion cries: Why the market swings from glut to shortage
Onion prices usually rise during the lean period (July to Sept/Oct) in the onion production-marketing cycle.
Centre imposes stock limit on onion traders across the country
The ministry of consumer affairs issued a notification today prohibiting onion exports till further orders.
Onion, tomato retail prices may decline 15% with fresh supplies
Wholesale onion prices in April are likely to fall from the current level of Rs 1,750 per quintal at Lasalgaon to the range of Rs 900-1,400, said Bhaskar Natarajan.
APMC Mumbai to shut fruit, vegetable markets every Thursday till month end
The closure would apply only to fruits and vegetables markets and that it would not result in any supply shortage as the stockists would pile enough inventory on the previous days to serve Mumbai.
Prices of agricultural commodities drop 20% post COVID-19 outbreak
Traders across the country are struggling to combat rumours about closure of markets and attempts to create artificial shortages. Except chicken, demand for agricultural commodities has not been affected due to coronavirus either in India or in the international market. However, farm-gate prices have fallen due to scare of Covid-19.
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