Bhubaneswar: The price of the onion, which had started to come down in Odisha, is likely to shoot up again.
Talking to the media on Monday, general secretary of Odisha Byabasayee Mahasangh Sudhakar Panda said that procurement of onion from Nasik in Maharashtra, which had begun a week ago, has stopped for the last three days due to the ongoing violence and agitations in the neighbouring states in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Rain in some parts of Andhra Pradesh has also affected the transport of onion.
“On account of the ongoing agitation and unseasonal rain, the price of onion in Odisha is most likely to go up again,” he added.
He, however, hoped that the price of the onion will come down in the state once the situation becomes normal.
The price of the onion which had recently soared to Rs 160 a kg in Odisha, had come down to Rs 100 last week with newly-harvested onion being brought from Nasik and Andhra Pradesh.