Farmers have been asked to sell small onions in November since the price is expected to increase during that time.

The Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has urged farmers to store small onions as the prevailing price in October-November – Rs. 2,400 to Rs. 2,500 – is expected increase around November.

The forecast was made based on studying the market price for the last 14 years in Dindigul market.

At present, small onions from Tirupur, Tiruchi, parts of Coimbatore and Karur districts, were arriving at the market. Of this, 90 per cent are cultivated through bulbs and the rest through seedlings.

The current average price for onion cultivated through bulbs is Rs. 24 a kg.