ADILABAD: Increased transportation costs owing to continuous rains and damage while being transported are among the reasons for rise in prices of onions in Adilabad district. Adding to the woes is traders holding back stocks fearing damage in rains during transportation.
Traders in Adilabad say rain is damaging huge quantity of onions while being transported to Hyderabad, thereby causing a major loss to them. Prices in Hyderabad have thus gone up. In addition, the state capital is also not getting its supplies from Karnataka and Andhra following low yields in those states, thereby leading to shortage of onions and rise in their prices.