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Onion Market

Onion Market

Nashik is recognized as the land of farmers with different types of Kharif crops, Rabbi Crops and Irrigated crops produced according to season. Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat are major producers of onion in India. The country generates more than 70 lakh tones of onion each year, out of which Maharashtra's share is more than 50%. Out of the entire onion production of Maharashtra, Nashik district produces more than 40%.

Lasalgaon wholesale market in Nasik district is the biggest onion market in Asia. It is the place where more than 3 lakh tones of onion are traded annually. The market has availability of large number of traders, better market facilities and proximity to railway station. Bhaba Automic Research Center (BARC) plays vital role in processing the onions of Lasalgaon market to keep them fresh for a long time. Onions are traded here not only from Lasalgaon region but from other markets like Manmad, Pimpalgaon, Kalwan, Chandwad, Vani, Deola, Dindori, Nandgaon, Saykheda ,Niphad, Yeola, Satana, and Sinnar. The harvest period of June-July is the biggest one and onions from this period crop last till the month of December.

For sorting and packing onions, there are many warehouses available where quality control team helps farmers to check the quality of onions while sorting them. The onions from famous Lasalgaon market are transported all over the India and also exported to many vegetable markets all over the world.

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