With onion prices still rising high, the state government is making all possible efforts to control the price. Apart from selling onions at fair price shops across the state, the government has made restriction of stocks for the wholesale distributers as well as retailers.
In a statement, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Amarjeet Bhagat informed that the fair price shops across the state are selling 10 to 15 quintal of onion per day. Here the beneficiaries are provided 5 kgs of onion, he informed.
Apart from it, with coordination with the wholesale distributers onion is being sold at seven earmarked places of the state capital at the price of Rs 70 per kilogram, he informed.
The wholesalers have been permitted to stock 500 quintal of onion while the restriction for commission agents is 100 quintal, he added. The state requires 30 thousand ton of onion per month and it is been imported from neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, the minister informed.