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Onion Prices and State Intervention

B. Sudhir
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 39, No. 33 (Aug. 14-20, 2004), pp. 3684-3686
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4415407
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Onion Prices and State Intervention
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Abstract

Onion prices have been a politically volatile issue for state governments, especially since the BJP's electoral debacle in Delhi in 1998. Market intervention by government has thus become a tool to regulate the supply and prices of onions. Recently, during a spike in onion prices, the Andhra Pradesh government used market intervention to stabilise prices.

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