Onion price to go up further by Rs 6-10 per kg in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amidst price hike of onion in recent past, Odisha Food & Civil Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today said the rate of the bulb vegetable will go further by Rs 6-10 per kg in coming days in the State.

Speaking to media persons, Swain said, “We expect the price of onion will further go up by Rs 6-10 as the domestic market completely depends on the price, availability, quality and quantity in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra,” adding that the onion farming has been affected by rain in these three states.

On Odisha government’s intervention, the minister said, “We will discuss with traders about the onion price hike and set up centres to provide the bulb vegetable at subsidized rate. The government will take measures that suit best to the people.”

Once the procurement starts in next 15 days, onion price will come down, he added.

At present, the onion price hovers at around Rs 65 per kg in Bhubaneswar.

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