Onion growers in Maharashtra have booked warehouses and storages nicely in advance this year to shop the bulb even as its costs have slipped even further to under ₹900 a quintal.
“Onion costs have dropped sharply from the highs witnessed in February. Rabi onions are expected to arrive from April fifteen onwards. By now itself, onion farmers have booked areas in warehouses to shop the bulb,” mentioned Agri Commodities Exporters Affiliation (ACEA) President M Madan Prakash.
Onion costs, which had zoomed to ₹4,000 a quintal in the third week of February this year, have nosedived to under ₹900. In accordance to Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare details, modal selling price of purple onion, usually harvested during early and late Kharif season, is now ₹850/quintal at Lasalgaon, Asia’s major marketplace for the bulb.
Higher shelf existence
In the course of this time of the year, arrivals of late Kharif onion