Bhubaneswar: The skyrocketing prices of onion have affected sale of the bulb across Odisha with consumers falling out of the buying habit to meet their monthly budget.
During a reality check by OMMCOM NEWS in the State Capital, a consumer Golekh Das said, “Onion is a necessity, especially for the poor. However, due to the skyrocketing prices we are now buying 250 gm onion instead of 2 kg.”
He further said that the retailers also have to make out some profit from the sale. If the wholesale price of onion has increased they also have to hike it accordingly.
A retailer Pradeep Samantray also held up that because of the price rise the consumers are purchasing less amount of onion in comparison to their daily necessity. He further said that the situation has erupted due to the destruction of onion crop in Nasik.
Another retailer Dilip also added that the price rise is likely due to the destruction of onion crop in the recent heavy rain and flood at Nasik. As a result the price has doubled from Rs 25 per kg to Rs 50 per kg.