Onion prices are once again making consumers cry with wholesale and retail prices of the bulb skyrocketing by nearly 40% in just a week.
Wholesale prices of onions in the Capital jumped from Rs. 42 per kg last week to Rs. 60 while retail price is now touching Rs. 75- Rs. 78 per kg and Rs. 80 per kg in some parts of south Delhi like Greater Kailash and Moti Bagh.
The jump has been attributed to a sharp dip in supply of onions from the southern states due to heavy rains, which is usually buffered by imports - that have been delayed.
Agri-cooperative Nafed said the price rise is temporary and that onion from Maharashtra would reach Delhi within the next fortnight.