Onion price hike: Twitterati doesn't know whether to laugh or cry

Updated: Dec 03, 2019, 13:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

While some have compared onions to jewellery, some have compared it to iPhones

Pic/sumansekhar1's Twitter
Pic/sumansekhar1's Twitter

Onions are used in every other dish in the kitchen and a hike in onion prices has turned it into a luxury item for many. During 2019-20, there was a 3-4 weeks delay in sowing as well as the decline in sown area of the Kharif onion because of the late arrival of monsoon, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said.

Further, untimely prolonged rains in major growing states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh during the harvesting period caused damage to the standing crops in these regions.

Onions are selling at a high price of Rs 75-100 per kg in major cities.

As Twitterati struggles with the immense rise of prices, they have given a funny makeover to the difficult situation. The micro-blogging site is flooded with memes which are relatable to the users.

While some have compared onions to jewellery, some have compared it to iPhones.

In a case which was reported in West Bengal, a thief didn't touch cash but stole onions which were worth Rs 50,000.

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