After Onions, prices of potato and other veggies on fire. Where onion is touching 200Rs/kg whereas tomato is at 18Rs/kg and Potatoes at 22Rs/kg.
Not just onion, the prices of potato and other vegetables have also fired up in the national capital last week due to the recent winter rainfall which has damaged the crops, as per the traders. The price of onions is 22 Rs/kg while potatoes are of 22Rs/kg and when it comes to other veggies, the wholesale rate of cabbage was Rs 7-10/kg while it was Rs 1.40-3/kg as compared to a year ago. Cauliflower at Rs 8-22.50/kg as against Rs 5-10/kg in the previous year, while carrot at Rs 4-23/kg as against Rs 2-12/kg, and capsicum at Rs 12-22/kg as against Rs 6-12/kg.
The reasons for the hike in the price are due to vegetable crops have been damaged and in some places, harvesting of onion and other crops has delayed due to water-logging in the farm fields. Not only the vegetables but the dairy products price have also increased in the National Capital. When it comes to cooking oil so it is also high, especially The Mustard Oil cost has gone high by Rs 15/kg liters.
As per stats, onion prise has gone high by 81% as compared to last month. Due to this, From the last few days, Indian Twitter has been flooded with memes over the onion price hike. Below are few:
Image Source: The News Minute
While People offer prayers to onions in Bihar to protest against the price hike.
Lots of trolls have been made.
Below is the Onion Price tracker :
As per the tracker till date 17th of December 2019, Mayabunder(Andaman) has topped the list of highest onion price with Rs 160/kg followed by Itanagar, Arunanchal Pradesh with Rs 150/kg and Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh again with Rs 150/kg. Aizwal, Mizoram and Jowai, Meghalaya is in the top 5 cities with the highest onion price.
On the other hand, as we can see, Jhansi is selling the onions at a very cheap price of Rs 35/kg, Udaipur, Rajasthan, and Gwalior, MP is second and third in the list of cities where onion price is lowest with Rs 50/kg only.
Due to crises and hike now Indian government has imported onions from the other countries. If this will be the condition then it will be very difficult for the middle class and below middle-class people to survive.