Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday flagged off 70 mobile vans which will be selling onions at Rs 23.90 per kilogram in all the assembly constituencies in the city.
The event was held outside the Delhi Secretariat, which was attended by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain and several Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders.
The government will also sell onions at 400 ration shops across the national capital.
“Flagged off 70 mobile vans from the Delhi Secretariat that are being stationed in 70 Assembly constituencies for sale of onion at Rs 23.90 per kg. In addition, 400 fair price shops have also begun supply of affordable onion. We expect the market price of onion to reduce soon,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Reacting on the initiative Delhi public gave a mixed reaction, some appreciated the move while some questioned the time slot as Navratra started from today. One home Maker said “From today Navratri has started and during this time automatically most of the people avoid using onions. So i think the had done it earlier or had done after Navratri so public can get benifited of this”
While announcing the move on Friday, Mr Kejriwal had said a person can buy a maximum of five kilogram of onion at a time.