Delhi government on Tuesday said that the onion prices had come down in the wholesale market after its intervention.
Onion prices in the wholesale market on Tuesday were Rs 20 per kg, Rs 43.50 per kg and Rs 50 per kg for different types of the food ingredients respectively.
The prices for the similar types a day before, according to the statement, were Rs 21.25 per kg, Rs 45.50 per kg and Rs 55 per kg.
On Sunday, Delhi government had written to the Centre asking for its help in preventing hoarding by traders in onion producing states such as Mahrashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
In his letter addressed to the Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, Delhi government’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Asim Ahmed Khan wrote, “As you are aware that unseasonal rains, which partially destroyed onion crops, have led to their lesser availability in the wholesale markets at Lasalgaon, Nasik (Maharashtra). There has been a recent trend in the upward movement of retail prices of onions and shortage has also been reported in the domestic market.”