In Tamil Nadu, the price of Bellary onion has been rising at a rocket pace for the past few days. Until the end of last month (September) it was at Rs 50 per kg.
As far as Tamil Nadu is concerned, Bellary onions are imported and sold from Nashik, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka in the Maratha state. In that sense, it is said that its price is increasing due to the low supply at present.
Currently, the supply of onions from Nashik is less due to low yields. In Andhra Pradesh, there is absolutely no yield. At present, a kilo of Bellary onion (Nashik onion) sells for Rs. 100 to Rs. 115 in the wholesale market. It is also rumored to be likely to increase in price.
Currently imported Egyptian onions sell for Rs.50 to Rs.60 per kg in the wholesale market. Last year, traders said that although Egyptian onions were cheaper than Indian onions, their taste was much lower.
Like the Bellary onion, the price of the Sambar onion has been steadily rising. Sambar onion, which was selling for Rs 70 a kg till a few days ago, is now selling for Rs 120 to Rs 130. Therefore, like the Bellary onion, the public has demanded that the Sambar onion be reduced in price and sold at farm green consumer stores.