22 October 1998
Onions bring tears to India

A SHORTAGE of onions in India is causing prices to sky-rocket – and threatening to unseat members of the Government.

A kilogram of onions currently sells for upwards of 50 rupees (70p), more than eight times the price this time last year.

The scarcity has been caused because of a shortfall in domestic production of 40% this year.

India has been unable to import from Dubai and Pakistan.