Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 7
A team of the Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Legal Metrology Department, UT, conducted an inspection on the premises of onion wholesalers and retailers at the Sector 26 vegetable marked in the wee hours of Saturday.
The inspection was carried out in the light of an order passed by the UT Administration fixing the stock-holding limit on onions.
The team comprising inspectors Neeraj Ghai, Khushdev Singla and Tarun Narula, under the supervision of Manoj Kumar, Assistant Food and Supply Officer, checked the stock registers of onion wholesalers, commission agents and traders.
Stock position, including opening balance, sale and closing balance of various onion traders, was also checked. Traders were directed to maintain records of sale and purchase of onion on a daily basis. They were also instructed to maintain the stock limit of 25 metric tonnes (MT) for wholesalers and 2 MT for retailers as per the notification issued by the Administration on November 5. As per the notification, the stock limits on onion will remain in force till December 31.
The wholesale prices of onion in the Sector 26 vegetable market vary from Rs40 to Rs45 per kg. However, the retail prices were around Rs60 to Rs65 per kg.