The government has policies related to exports, imports, transportation, and even storage of onions. Why is the price of onions so volatile, reaching as high as Rs.180 at least once every year? 

What are the root causes? What are the solutions? Are high onion prices a manifestation of a larger problem facing Indian agriculture?

In this episode of Spontaneous Dialogue, Kumar Anand decodes India’s onion crisis with Barun Mitra, Founder & Director of the Liberty Institute and Vivian Fernandez, Delhi-based journalist.

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