Delhi spares buyers tears over buying onions

400 outlets in Delhi will sell government subsidised onions at Rs 40 per kg


Jasleen Kaur | December 23, 2010

Onions will be sold at Rs 40 per kg in Delhi from Thursday evening, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said on Thursday.

The state government will review the situation to provide more relief by further slashing onion rates. This was decided in a meeting chaired by Dikshit and attended by food and supply minister Haroon Yusuf, development minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and others.

The onion will be sold at reasonable price at around 400 outlets - 288 Mother Dairy outlets, 85 Kendriya Bhandar selected outlets, five NAFED outlets and 13 NCCF outlets across the city. And any buyer can purchase two kg onions.

Dikshit also instructed the officers to keep a constant eye on price situation of onions in the capital city and said that the availability of onions in Azadpur Mandi has improved.

CM said the raids conducted by food and supply department and office of the development commissioner have resulted in increased availability of onions in wholesale market. Dikshit instructed the officers to continue raids against hoarders and black-marketers and appealed to public not to create panic as there is enough quantity of onions available in markets.

Development minister Raj Kumar Chauhan informed that all arrangements have been made to ensure un-interrupted sale of onions from the outlets across the city.

Chauhan further said that there is no shortage of tomato in the city, as reported in the media. He said in Azadpur wholesale market, on Thursday, 153 MT tomatoes remained unsold.



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