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Last Updated : Nov 06, 2019 08:34 AM IST | Source: PTI

Onion prices likely to go up further: Odisha minister

"Onion prices will go up by another Rs 6-10 as rain in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka have affected the supply of onion to Odisha," Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister R P Swain told reporters here.

The Odisha government said the price of onions may further go up by Rs 6-10 per kilogram, due to rain in three supplier states.

"Onion prices will go up by another Rs 6-10 as rain in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka have affected the supply of onion to Odisha," Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister R P Swain told reporters here.

Replying a question on the state government's steps to regulate the price, the minister said, it is planning to open outlets for sale of onion at a subsidised rate.

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He said the price of onions will come down in a fortnight once local production begins in mid-November.

Onions are being sold at Rs 60-65 per kilogram in Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, the Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party urged the state government to take immediate steps to check the price of essential commodities in Odisha.

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First Published on Nov 6, 2019 08:24 am
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