Delhi govt to ask big onion traders to import in large quantity
With onion prices touching Rs 80 a kg, Delhi government on Monday said that it will ask big traders of onions to import the kitchen staple in large quantity so that their price could be stabilised in the national Capital.
Development Minister Gopal Rai and Food and Supplies Minister Asim Ahmed Khan held a review meeting with the traders of Azadpur vegetable market to discuss the situation.
Slamming the Centre, Rai said that they are busy in playing “a <g data-gr-id="15">blamegame</g> of letter” and are blaming the Delhi government for the rise in <g data-gr-id="14">price</g> of the bulb.
“There are several big traders of onions who import the kitchen staple from other countries. <g data-gr-id="18">Government</g> has decided to approach them and request them to buy onions in large quantity so that the price could be brought down in the market,” Rai said.
“There is no shortage of stock of onion in Azadpur market. We hope that the price of onions will go down drastically in the wholesale markets in Delhi,” he said.