Onions prices soars in Goa
Though onions in Kolhapur and Belgaum are somewhat moderately priced at 55, Goa is yet to get some relief from the exorbitant rates. Prices have shot up to an additional 5 from last week therefore going at a rate of 70 per kg.
Goan markets will have to wait for at least two weeks in order to purchase onions at a cheaper rate, said wholesale onion seller in Panaji market, Dayanand Amonkar.”New batches of onions are in the process of being plucked and brought to Goa thus prices are yet to reverse,” he said, “In the next fortnight or so, the rates should hopefully come down.”
Offering no respite to the aam aadmi’s woes, onion prices have been consistently going up since the past month. Going at an exorbitant rate of 35 per kg in the last week of July, onion price rose to 50 per kg in the first week of August.With an added increase by 30% in the rates, they further skyrocketed to 65 per/kg in mid-August.
Within a week’s time, the rates have now increased to 70 per/kg much to the distaste of the common man. Also, while roadside takeaway joints serving ros omlette and chaat have resorted to using cabbage in order deal with the cruel onion inflation, restaurants are still serving items with a generous amount of onion.