Jumbo Chinese onions to ease crisis?

Mumbai, January 15 (Agencies): The last of the imported stocks of onions, this time from China, arrived at the APMC wholesale market in Vashi on Friday. The Chinese onions are high grade and double the size of normal Indian onions.
The director of onion-potato section of APMC, Ashok Valunj, said: ‘’A shipping container with 11 tonnes of imported onions of China arrived today from Nhava Sheva. We will not be getting any more imports from Pakistan or China now, as the fresh farm supplies from Pune and Nashik belt will now start flooding the markets.’’ He said the wholesale onions prices are steadily on the decline due to ample supplies at wholesale markets all over Maharashtra.
On Friday, there were arrivals of 110 truckloads of onions at the Vashi APMC. This further reduced the rates in the range of Rs 20 to Rs 32 per kg. The high-quality  Chinese onions went for the higher rate of Rs 32 per kg. Onion trader Sanjay Parakh said the Chinese onions are quite big and heavy, weighing between 250 gm and 300 gm per piece.