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Forget the season's exotic vegetables, even the common potato, tomato and onion are now beyond the common man's reach. Onion prices zoomed to unprecedented levels, with rates crossing Rs. 80 a kg. Comments plz.

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Asked by INDU, 24 Dec '10 08:53 am
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The most vital ingredient in Indian cooking, the basic element with which all dishes begin and, normally, the cheapest vegetable available, the pink onion is an essential item in the shopping basket of families of all classes. A popular saying holds that you will never starve because you can always afford a 'roti' and an onion. But in recent weeks, the onion has started to seem an unaffordable luxury for India's poor. The retail prices have more than doubled, taking the poor man's food out of even the middle classes' reach. It is not just onions or potatoes that are stretching consumers' pockets. Prices for pulses have also climbed dramatically over the past year. The soaring prices of essential items bringing tears to the eye across the country, blowing a hole in household budgets for daily vegetables and have adversely affected the budget. The rise in prices is natural in a developing county like India. But when it goes out of control, it causes great difficulties for the masses. To ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 24 Dec '10 08:59 am

 
  
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The most vital ingredient in Indian cooking, the basic element with which all dishes begin and, normally, the cheapest vegetable available, the pink onion is an essential item in the shopping basket of families of all classes. A popular saying holds that you will never starve because you can always afford a 'roti' and an onion. But in recent weeks, the onion has started to seem an unaffordable luxury for India's poor. The retail prices have more than doubled, taking the poor man's food out of even the middle classes' reach. It is not just onions or potatoes that are stretching consumers' pockets. Prices for pulses have also climbed dramatically over the past year. The soaring prices of essential items bringing tears to the eye across the country, blowing a hole in household budgets for daily vegetables and have adversely affected the budget. The rise in prices is natural in a developing county like India. But when it goes out of control, it causes great difficulties for the masses. Tod ...more
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