Why Onion Prices Have Climbed 300 Per Cent | Read

PUBLISHED ON: August 24, 2015 | Duration: 2 min, 12 sec

  
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At Lasalgaon in North Maharashtra, Asia's largest onion market, prices are a whopping Rs. 60 per kg. The same quantity last year was selling for Rs. 15, indicating a 300 per cent increase. Experts, farmers and traders claim the dramatic increase is a result of hailstorms in the months of February and March that damaged 30 per cent of the summer crop.
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