Onion charges in Odisha have again shot up as trucks encumbered with the bulb are not able to attain Odisha due to agitation in a few states, a buyers association official stated on Monday. The fee of the onion which had currently soared to Rs a hundred and sixty a kg in Odisha, had come down to Rs 100 remaining week with newly harvested onion being introduced from Nasik and Andhra Pradesh.
However, it improved to Rs 120 due to agitation towards the amended Citizenship Act, Federation of All Odisha Traders Association, popular secretary Sudhakar Panda stated here. “Procurement of onion and vegetable from exceptional states has been affected following protests and the triumphing situation,” Panda said, adding that transporters are reluctant to hold vegetables because of road blockades and agitations.
This apart, Panda said onion encumbered trucks have been halted at numerous locations and unable to attain Odisha. Besides, rainfall at two-three places has also hampered the procurement of recent onions. The investors body, however, hoped that the charge of the onion and other vegetables will come down within the state once the situation will become normal.
Apart from onion, Odisha is also dependant on different states to satisfy its vegetable, egg, bird and other requirement. Even many grocery objects like dal and sugar also are procured from different states, the investors body said.