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Onion Prices Cause Concerns in Karnataka as Rates Fluctuate

After a sigh of relief from the soaring tomato prices, the people of Karnataka are once again facing concerns over the steady rise in onion rates. Onions are a staple ingredient in most Karnataka households, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. While the price of 5 kg of onions recently decreased to Rs 100, it now fetches only 3 kg for the same amount.

Poor-quality onions are being sold for as low as Rs 30 per kg, while in some places, prices hover around Rs 42-45 per kg. Market sources anticipate the arrival of onion crops from various regions, including Chitradurga, Davanagere, Challakere, and northern Karnataka. The monsoon’s rain deficit has left onion farmers uncertain about crop yields. As a precaution, many families are planning bulk purchases from wholesale markets, as onions can be stored for extended periods.