- GOVERNMENT OUTLETS RECORD SINGLE DAY SALE OF 30,000 KG OF ONIONS FOLLOWING PRICE REDUCTION
- DELHI GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE A CLOSE WATCH ON ONION PRICES IN OPEN MARKET
- CM DIRECTS RELEASE OF SUFFICIENT QUANTITY OF ONIONS TO ENSURE PRICE CONTROL
New Delhi: 14/08/2015
The outlets opened by Delhi government for selling good quality onions at reasonable prices across the national capital recorded a single day sale of 30,000 kg (30 Metric Tons) on Thursday, following the government decision to reduce the selling price from Rs 40 to Rs 30/kg.
Food and civil supplies minister Mr Asif Ahmed Khan informed on Friday that price reduction has led to a huge spurt in sales of onions at 280 Fair Price Shops and mobile vans.
Keeping pace with the general market sentiment on onion prices, largest retail chain SAFAL has also reduced retail onion prices from Rs 39 per kg to Rs 38 per kg.
Delhi government will continue to keep a close watch on the prices and availability of onions in the market and market interventions will continue as and when required.
Mr Khan informed that on directions of the Chief Minister, the department will keep working round the clock to make good quality onions available to common man at a reasonable price. He stated that Delhi government’s recent moves of market intervention have led to control market prices of onions and the market has seen downward price movement of retail prices in Delhi in the last one week.
He stated that sufficient quantity will be released for sale through FPS and mobile van outlets.