How Grofers, Dunzo, and BigBasket are fighting the onion battle (and other top stories of the day)

In a bid to draw more consumers online, Grofers, Dunzo, and BigBasket are selling onions between the price range of Rs 87 and Rs 140.

13th Dec 2019
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For the past few weeks, onion prices have been a cause for concern and the butt of internet jokes. The price of the vegetable had shot up due to 26 percent decline in production during the kharif season of 2019 to 2020, caused by prolonged and untimely rains.


As prices of onions soar close to Rs 200, Indians are literally and figuratively in tears to get this essential ingredient in their day-to-day meals. And like everything else, the startups seem to have a few solutions. 


In a bid to draw more consumers online, Grofers, Dunzo, and BigBasket are selling onions between the price range of Rs 87 and Rs 140.


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Founders of Rang De - Ramakrishna NK and Smita Ramakrishna

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Chirag Jain, CEO, Ashika Capital (left) and Mihir Mehta, Senior Vice President - Investment Banking, Ashika Group (right)

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