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Onion growers fetch 38-59% high remuneration April-May

At the four major production centres in Maharashtra, MP and Rajasthan, Onion growers have, on an average, received 38-59% higher realisation in April-May this year compared with the same period last year.

Agriculturists are presently fetching Rs 5.50-10.60 for every kg of Onion in key mandis close to major onion production centres, compared with Rs 3.90-6.60 for each kg a year prior.

The average mandi price of Onion in Maharashtra, was Rs 685.82 per quintal during April-May this year, compared with Rs 486.24 a quintal a year earlier, an increase of 41%.

In Alwar, Rajasthan, which normally commands a higher rate than Maharashtra, farmers sold Onion at an average price of Rs 1054.35 per quintal during this April-May against Rs 664.52 a quintal in the same period last year.

The mandi arrival of Onion in April-June at different places was also lower than arrivals at these wholesale market yards last year. India’s Onion production is estimated to fall to 218.38 lakh tonnes in 2017-18 (July-June), from 224.27 lakh tonnes in the previous year, according to agriculture ministry data.

 

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