Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

KUWAIT CITY : Inadequate supply of onions in the market is causing the recent hike in prices of the commodity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Fruits and Vegetable market. He noted the issue is partly to do with import of large quantities of onions that were declared unfit by the Public Authority for Nutrition after test result showed the commodity was not safe for consumption.

He noted large quantities of onions seized by the sector were returned to their places of origin and the traders are afraid the same scenario could be repeated; thus refraining from the importation of new consignments until the issue has been settled by the Public Authority for Nutrition and Kuwait Municipality.

He noted the traders seek to mount pressure on Kuwait Municipality and other official bodies to limit testing of onions to ‘plain view’ rather than ‘laboratory analysis’, especially as goods coming to Kuwait are second or third class — unlike those to Dubai and other countries rated first-class.

Concerning the prices of onion, the source said a sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars. He noted the groceries used to sell this sack for half dinar per a kilo but it’s not available now.

He pointed out that many products have been found to contain harmful materials to the extent that they are not safe for human consumption, and traders who want to bring those products to the local market can’t do so without monitoring.

He also said the laboratory test is pushing traders to a tight corner, as it appears that health certificates attached to shipments are not accurate and or include many errors. Meanwhile, sources said a committee of representatives from several official authorities intends to lift the ban on import of onion from Egypt, which might help bring the prices of onion down.

Courtesy : Arab Times

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

His Highness the Amir congratulates Li..

KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations...

Maharashtra Local Group Files Compl..

AURANGABAD:  A local organisation has lodged a police complaint against Malay...

Nirav Modi, Linked To $1.6 Billion ..

NEW YORK:  Celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, who left India just days before the...

'We Consider Earth Our Mother, Comm..

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India believes in gr...

South African Police Issue Arrest W..

JOHANNESBURG:  South African police on Thursday said they have obtained an ar...

Forced to exist on 'red water', Chhatt..

In Chhattisgarh's Balrampur area, residents are complaining of several health problems due to the dearth of safe ...

'Statue Of Unity' To Be Ready For I..

VADODARA:  The BJP government in Gujarat is aiming to inaugurate the 18-m...

Alert pilot saves lives of 180 Indi..

It was a close shave for 180 passengers of an IndiGo flight at the Birsa Munda air...

PM Modi Visits Shiva Temple In Oman..

MUSCAT:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a 125-year-old Shiva Temp...

Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's S..

SRINAGAR: Two Army jawans were on Saturday killed after a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked an Army camp in ...

Mamata Banerjee Is 'Lady Gandhi', S..

KOLKATA:  Hardik Patel, the 24-year-old face of the Patidar campaign in Gujar...

NEET UG 2018 exam on May 6, online sub..

New Delhi: NEET 2018 exam for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses is all set to be held on May 6, 2...

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2018, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com