K’taka flood: Onion prices double in state

Team Udayavani, Aug 25, 2019, 6:23 PM IST

Shivamogga: due to a shortage in supply caused by heavy rains and floods in North Karnataka and adjacent parts of Maharashtra onion prices have doubled to Rs 30 per kg in parts of Karnataka.

Speaking on the issue, a trader said, “Before floods, 1 kg onion used to cost around Rs 15, now it touches Rs 30 in the wholesale market and Rs 40 in retail shops and street vendors. We import onions from Maharashtra and also use the onions that are grown here but recent floods have damaged the roads in North Karnataka affecting the supply.”

He further added, “Even trucks from Pune are stuck in major cities. We are waiting for fresh goods. Big trade agencies like Mourya Export in Pune, BLS Murthy and Nagappa Chetty in Bengaluru are also in a panic.”

As per the sources, onion prices may rise up to Rs 60 due to the festival season.

Disclaimer:The views expressed in comments section published on Udayavani.com are those of comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of Udayavani.com, its staff or The Manipal Group, or any entity associated with The Manipal Group. Udayavani.com reserves rights to remove a comment or all the comments any time.

To report any comment you can email us at udayavani.response@manipalgroup.info. We will review the request and delete the comments.

Related Articles

Latest Additions