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Onion prices: Paswan warns hoarders, says adequate stock
Onion prices: Paswan warns hoarders, says adequate stock

New Delhi, Sep 25 (TIWN) Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday warned hoarders and black marketers of strict action as onion prices soared across the country due to supply disruptions due to floods in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and some southern states.

Onion prices will continue to soar across the country as the traders are selling onions from the reserves they hold. The new crop is awaited but it will hit the market only after 15 November from Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Until then, choose onions your wisely to use it either as the base for your curries, vegetables or to sink your teeth into some raw crunchy ones in your salad.  Prices have shot up across the country ranging from Rs 60 to Rs 80 depending on the region and may go up further, said traders to Firstpost.  The reasons for the price hike is multiple. Primarily, the heavy rainfall experienced this monsoon and which continues to lash some parts of India has led to damage in onion crops. The onions from Karnataka has been spoilt by the unseasonal rains leading to a glut in supply across the country.

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