The soaring prices of onion have not only left the citizens teary-eyed but also became a major concern for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. The humble vegetable today has become a commodity as expensive as gold.
In a one-of-its-kind incident, onions literally left a businessman teary-eyed after thieves broke into his shop and fled with onions worth Rs 50,000. The incident took place at Haldia under Sutahata police station area in East Midnapore district, West Bengal.
Akshay Das, who has a shop in Sutahata area in Haldia, found things scattered all around when he opened his shop. Das told local media persons that thieves broke into his shop and decamped with onions worth Rs 50,000 without touching the cash box untouched.
Wholesale onion prices have shot up to Rs 100/kg for the first time in the history of the country. This is the second time onion prices increased after the government had earlier imposed a stock limit on traders to stabilise rising rates in October 2019.