New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) The sliding wholesale prices ofonion pushed down its retail rate by Rs 10 a kg in Delhi andMumbai today, providing some relief to the consumers who hadbeen moved to tears due to its skyrocketing cost.
Onion prices dropped to Rs 30-50 a kg in retail in thenational capital and Mumbai from Rs 40-60 a kg yesterday,traders said.
But, Kolkata and Chennai were not so lucky where thevegetable maintained yesterday''s level of Rs 45-60 per kgin retail, they said.Retail price of tomato, which has entered into a contestofflate with onion, also lowered by Rs 10 a kg in Delhi andKolkata. It was available at Rs 40-50 a kg in Delhi and at Rs20-30 a kg in the Eastern metropol today.
However, in Chennai, the retail price of the vegetableincreased by Rs 5 a kg at Rs 45 a kg since yesterday, a reportsaid.
Drop in onion prices in Delhi and Mumbai is attributed tosliding rates in wholesale markets in the past one week.
Cost of bulk purchase of onions has come down by aboutRs 18 a kg in Delhi''s Azadpur market (Asia''s biggest fruits