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Will Onions Make Modi Govt Cry or Can It Rein in Price Hike?

What made the price of onions skyrocket? Tune in to The Big Story for more!

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Ever heard of an onion heist? Yes, it’s happening in India since 1 kg of onions started to cost as much as 1 litre of petrol. There’s one report of onions worth a lakh being stolen from a farmer’s house in Nashik. In another case from Patna, onions worth Rs 8 lakh were allegedly stolen from a wholesaler.

Onions are one of the most used vegetables in an Indian kitchen. But it may stay out of your plate because they cost as much as Rs 80 rupees a kilo in cities like Delhi and Mumbai now. In other metros like Chennai and Bengaluru it’s slightly cheaper at Rs 60 per kilo. The cheapest it’s come to is at Rs 40 a kilo in some places like Hyderabad.

What made the price of onions skyrocket? Tune in to The Big Story for more!

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