The shallot seeds have stagnated without sales due to non-attendance of Kannada traders and farmers at the Puncheipuliyampatti weekly market on Thursday as a complete curfew has been imposed in that state.
Small onions and seed onions are brought to the Puncheipuliyampatti weekly market from various districts of Tamil Nadu including Erode, Thiruppur, Coimbatore, Namakkal etc. Many farmers come from Talawadi Hills, Kollegal, Samrajnagar and Mysore to buy seed onions.
Meanwhile, traders and farmers brought more than 800 bags of seed onions to the Puncheipuliyampatti weekly market on Thursday.
Traders and farmers from the state of Karnataka did not come to the market as a complete curfew has been imposed in the state and traffic between two states has been banned.
For the last two weeks, the seed onions, were sold for Rs 80 and now, it was sold from Rs. 35 to 45.
While 800 bundles that are usually brought to the market for sale, only 400 bundles of onion seeds were sold as the Kannada traders and farmers did not come.
Traders said sales of about 400 seed onion bundles had stagnated.