Reportedly, onion prices have risen to the right of the citizens in the onion prices as they have touched Rs 100 per kg and the prices are expected to soar till February. India Today tv went to a full-fledged account of onion merchandise to get a first-hand account of the entire onion market. Swapnil Belhkar, one of the traders at Gultekdi Whole Sale Market said, "On any given day, the pune market gets 70 to 80 trucks of onion as well as some trucks coming from across the state like Karnataka. 15 days, this market has been getting only 20 trucks of onion. "
Experts say that due to the onion crop, the prices have shot up and touched Rs 100 in the wholesale markets. But not all onion farmers have benefited from the price rise. Four out of five farmers complained that their onion crop did not grow. While a farmer from Shirur tehsil, Babanrao Thorat had a broad smile as he sold his onion for Rs 100 per kg.
Moreover, the Center asked monday for traders hoarding onions, creating buffer stocks and distributing imported edible bulbs at a reasonable rate to provide relief to the common man at soaring prices. The Center has already banned onion exports.