The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a foodstuff they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. They are pungent when chopped and contain certain chemical substances which irritate the eyes. Onion is one of major bulb crop grown in India which presently attracting attention of all persons due to rise in prices. The price is directly related to supply-Demand of the commodity. An Indian farmer normally pays more attention to grow those crops which are fetched very good market prices during last season. To get the very good prices during present season, many farmers switch to grow Onion crop due to which supply in the market increases many fold and market glut fetches very low prices to farmers commodity such as onions. To stabilize the prices of fruits and vegetables and reduce the post harvest losses, drying of onion in form flakes and onion powder is adopted. USES Dehydrated onions are used chiefly as a constituent in various food products i.e. they are sold to manufacturing concerns as an industrial raw material and demand for dehydrated onions is a function of the demand of these food products. However there is a demand for dehydrated onions for use as culinary onions, both by large catering concerns - institutions and industrial canteens; and for domestic use. The other use of dehydrated onions is in the manufacture of dried soups-once virtually the sole outlet for these products, but now declining in relative importance, as other applications including use in canned soups and stews, baby foods, fish, meat and bakery products and more recently in dried `ready-meals' have been developed. During the last few years the fruit and vegetable processing industry has expanded considerably. Bulk of the production consists of Jams/Jellies, fruit juices/pulps, ready-serve fruit beverages and pickles. The major outlets for the products of this industry are the institutional sectors such as Hotels, Restaurants, Defence Establishment and the Export market. The domestic and house hold sectors consume about 10% of the total production of processed fruits and vegetables. Food processing sector is one of the largest sectors in India in terms of production, growth, consumption, and export. As a whole it is a good project for entrepreneurs for investment. Any entrepreneur venture into this field will be successful. Few Indian Major Players are as under â€¢ Aarkay Food Products Ltd. â€¢ Coduras Exports Ltd. â€¢ Gujarat Dehyd Foods Ltd. â€¢ Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. â€¢ L M P Gujarat Agro Exports Ltd. â€¢ Orient Vegetexpo Ltd. â€¢ S Y P Agro Foods Ltd. â€¢ Tirupati Vegpro (India) Ltd. â€¢ Unique Organics Ltd.