Onion price doubles in city in a fortnight
Kolkata: The price of onions has doubled in the city's retail markets within a fortnight due to supply constraints. The bulb, which is mostly sourced from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and Nasik in Maharastra, is selling for Rs 50 a kg. "Due to rain the onion crops at Nasik and in South India have been damaged. This has led to sharp spike in the prices of both varieties since early October," agri commodity analyst Sibu Malakar said. He said prices may rise further but will stay restricted unless there are more damages by rain to crops in Maharastra and South Indian onions.