Vegetables are getting more expensive in the union territory of Chandigarh, due to rising fuel prices and unexpected rains in the region. Onion prices have gone up by 30% this month. Priced at ₹35 per kilogram on October 1, the produce was available for ₹45 at an apni mandi on Tuesday.
Onions prices vary according to its variety. At the wholesale market in Sector 26, the retail price of Indore’s white onion ranges from ₹40 to ₹50 per kg. In comparison, the red Rajasthani produce is available for ₹30-40 per kg. However, according to the mandi officials, the wholesale rate is starting to go down even as retail rates remain high. While earlier the wholesale rate had reached up to ₹38 per kg, it is now around ₹32 per kg.
[ ₹100 = €1.10 ]