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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, meanwhile, said the traders had came to her to announce their decision to withdraw the strike, and that onion prices would come down soon.

 
 
However, according to Brahm Yadav, chairman of Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board, "talks are on with the Delhi government to resolve the issue."
Wholesale price of onions declined by Rs 3/kg to Rs 40-47 in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai on Sunday, according to reports from these centres.
Prices also rose in Pimpalgaon, even as an official team is in Nashik to assess crop damage due to unseasonal rains during November-December.
With wholesale rates at Nashik in Maharashtra crossing over Rs 70, there are fears the retail selling price in Delhi and elsewhere may edge towards Rs 100 a kg.

Government says it has referred the matter to the CVC after slapping showcause notices on officials of PSUs, involved in the transactions.

 
 
The Indian government on Wednesday said it has brought down customs duty on imports of the commodity to zero from 5 per cent.
Managing Director Sanjeev Chopra, who had chaired the meeting of Price Fixation Advisory Committee on the commodity, hoped the steps will bring down the prices.
According to the GDP figures released by the government, farm sector grew 2.5 per cent and 4.4 per cent in the first two quarters of the current financial year.

The Reserve Bank of India says above normal rainfall and increased sowing activity in rural areas are expected to ease the pressure on food prices.

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