Govt sells onions at 40/kg, says quality is better and cheaper
Delhi government claimed that it has kept its commitment by facilitating better quality onions at cheaper rates to citizens against the decision taken in a Cabinet meeting a couple of days ago.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Asim Ahmed Khan had said that onions will be sold at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in every ward of Municipal Corporations from August 10.
“The government has identified 280 Fair Price Shop outlets spread all over Delhi for catering to the needs of the common man. Besides this, mobile vans are also in movement at major locations in various areas,” AAP spokesperson said.
“The impact of this initiative is visible as people were seen buying onions from these outlets,” said a senior officer.
By opening its sales channels directly to the citizens, the Delhi government has achieved the desired purpose of controlling and stabilising onion prices in the retail market and also in the mandis of Delhi.
“Prices of <g data-gr-id="32">onion</g> being sold through <g data-gr-id="26">SAFAL</g> outlets have also been slashed from Rs 47 per kg to Rs 40 per kg. Delhi mandi rates have also come down in the view of <g data-gr-id="31">timely</g> intervention by the government by selling onion through its outlets,” claimed a government official.
According to an official, the prices, which had shot up exorbitantly in the recent past, are being monitored by the government and all necessary steps will be taken to keep a check on the same.
“Delhi government will continue to strictly monitor the price movement of onion from time to time and necessary interventions on its part will continue till the prices stabilise with the overall objective to make onions available to the citizens of Delhi,” the official said.