DOTI, April 7: Farmers' attraction towards onion farming has been on the rise in Doti district in recent years. The number of farmers growing onions has increased, thanks to the government subsidy and market prospects.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: India has banned export of onions amid rising prices in the domestic market.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: India has banned export of onions amid rising prices in the domestic market.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 23: After India imposed a 40 percent duty on onion exports, businessmen have stopped importing onions.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said the government imposed value added tax on onion and potato as a protectionism measure to boost the domestic yield of the agricultural products.

The recent surge in prices of essential goods including potato and onion has left consumers grappling with financial strain and uncertainty. Businessmen, under the pretext of the 13 percent value-added tax (VAT) that the government has announced to impose on potatoes and onions starting mid-July, have disproportionately inflated prices, placing an undue burden on the average citizen.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The government’s unfair tax system implemented through the budget for the fiscal year 2023/24, has helped the market prices of a number of essential goods soar, say consumer rights activists.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The Department of Commerce, Supplies, and Consumer Protection (DoCSCP) has issued a stern warning to traders involved in the black market for onions, emphasizing that strict action will be taken against them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Onion price that had remained stable for the past two months has started to rise again in the domestic market amid soaring price of the agricultural product in India, the main import source country for Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) has been selling away the onions seized from the black marketers in the Kathmandu Valley some two weeks ago at much cheaper price.

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JUMLA, Dec 20: Onion is easily available in the district headquarters Khalanga bazaar and various market places in rural parts. It is neither Nepali nor the onion imported from China. However, the price is not normal. According to local businessmen, onion is sold at Rs 250 to 300 a kilogram.  Following India’s ban on onion export, Nepal has been importing it from its northern neighbor China.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The government  spent Rs 155 million on a five-year dedicated program to increase onion production and substitute imports of the bulb crop. Sadly, the program faced  abrupt closure.

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KATHMANDU, March 19: The price of onions has plummeted over the past week in the Kathmandu Valley. The wholesale price for a kilogram of onion hovered around Rs 33 and Rs 35 last Sunday at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market. This Sunday, the price went down to an average of Rs 30 per kilogram.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Price of onion has started coming down to normal levels after reaching a record high level in the domestic market. In the past few months, price had risen exorbitantly due to curbing of onion export by India, which is the main supplier of onion in the country.

Onion productivity on constant decline

November 27, 2017 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Onion productivity is declining with each passing year. According to statistics of Vegetable Development Directorate (VDD), onion productivity declined to 12.03 tons per hectare in 2014/15, down from 12.98 per hectare in 2013-14. It further fell to 11.88 ton per hectare in 2015/16.

Onion price soars to Rs 115 per kg

November 26, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Onion price has increased by Rs 30 to Rs 115 per kg on Friday. The retail price was hovering at around Rs 85 over the week.