Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on Wednesday. The cost of India’s most staple vegetable has soared in the last month
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A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India on Friday
A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India on Friday. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings
Labourers pick onions in a field near Multan in the South Punjab province
A labourer sorts onions inside a storehouse in a wholesale market in Lasalgaon, India. India is preparing to import onions for the first time in two years due to a surge in prices.
Workers fill sacks with onions after sorting them at a wholesale market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Onion prices in India hit a two-and-a-half-year high on Wednesday, riding a supply squeeze due to last year’s drought in key growing areas. Traders expect prices to spiral up further next month as demand remains strong due to Ramadan.