Thiruvananthapuram: Onion, an indispensable commodity among vegetable items in Indian households, has become dearer with its price shooting up to unprecedented levels. The vegetable which was priced around Rs 20 and 30 has now touched Rs 100 per kilo.
It is priced at Rs 90 in the wholesale market, while in retail shops it costs over Rs 100. The crisis was triggered by the drought conditions in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Now that the drought situation in these state continues unabated, the price of the vegetable item is expected to rise further. The price of onion in the wholesale and retail markets in onion producing states are also very high.