Price surge of onion, pulses and edible oils in February

Wholesale onion prices this month are ruling 25% to 30% higher than in January. Prices of pulses and wholesale edible oil, too, have increased, helped by government measures to boost farmers’ income such as import restrictions and procurement at minimum support prices. Prices of masur (lentil) and urad have increased by 10% over January, while tur prices have jumped 20% during the same period. Wholesale edible oil prices have increased 30% to 60% for different oils year on year this year .