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Onions worth ₹25,000 stolen from shop in Gujarat

Onion prices in retail markets at major cities of Gujarat are fluctuating between ₹90 to ₹100.

Onion prices in retail markets at major cities of Gujarat are fluctuating between ₹90 to ₹100.   | Photo Credit: File Photo

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Prices for the vegetable have been on the rise for the last month due to disruption of supply as a result of heavy rain in States like Maharashtra and Karnataka

With onion prices soaring above ₹100 per kg, thieves in the country’s diamond city Surat decided to steal five onion bags of 250 kg worth ₹25,000 on Thursday.

The incident occurred outside a vegetable shop in the Palanpur Patiya area of Gujarat’s Surat on Thursday.

“As per our daily routine, we kept five sacks of onions, each weighing 50 kg, outside the shop on Wednesday night. However, for the first time, someone stole those onions worth ₹25,000,” said Amit Kanojia, a vegetable vendor, who is yet to file an FIR regarding the theft.

In Gujarat, a prominent onion-producing State, its prices in retail markets at major cities are fluctuating between ₹90 to ₹100.

The prices have been on the rise for the last month due to supply disruption from flood-affected States like Maharashtra. There has been a steep increase in prices in the last few days due to heavy rains that have destroyed onion crops in the key onion-producing States like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.

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