From major renovations to homes, everyone in the city is experiencing a shortage of onions for the first time. The reason for this is the short supply from Maharashtra and Karnataka.
A few days ago, prices of Karnataka onions, which are supposed to be grade-2 onions, fell. The price of onions is about Rs 110 when the Maharashtra onions come on Friday and Saturday. But again there was a sudden shortage in the city.
On the Malakpet market today there are only 2,000 quintals of onions and 10,000 quintals are being obtained every day.
There has been no supply of onions from Kurnool district in AP and whatever comes from Telangana is during Rabi season i.e., between October to February.
The city is complaining about the price hike which is actually sustained for longer time. They are demanding solution from the government.
Some days ago, officials said that Hyderabad will import onions from Egypt due to which the price may go down by RS 60 to 80. However, no dip in the prices was seen.
Officials told a daily newspaper that the price of onions will come down by January i.e., by mostly Sankranti.
*from various sources.