of onion was in the R800-900 per quintal range as the organisation had predicted last week. Arrivals will continue to increase due to the higher average and this will put further pressure on prices, he said. Exports are not a major factor, but this may have a psychological effect on farmers, he felt.
Although trading began on a normal note in Lasalgaon on Monday, with prices averaging R1,100 per quintal, tension prevailed in the region, a senior official from Lasalgaon APMC said. Farmers have been agitating for better prices since last week.