Delhi Government distributes Onions at Press Club of India; to resume doorstep sale after sudden rise in price
Saurabh Kumar (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Thursday distributed onions at the doorstep after a sudden rise in its price. At Press Club of India, government staff were seen carrying and distributing onions to the public at subsidized rates of 24 rupees kg.
The retail price of onion has risen by 45 per cent in the past week to Rs 80/kg in the national capital.
The rate stood at Rs 55/kg on October 1, according to official data.
Meanwhile, leader of opposition (LoP) in Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging that people are being compelled to buy onion at the price of Rs 80-100/kg.
According to a statement, Delhi food and civil supplies minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday held a meeting with his department officers to review the issue of “sudden and unexplained” rise in onion prices.
Hussain also directed agencies to work in coordination with each other to ensure timely, regular and adequate supply of onion through mobile vans.
He also sought daily action taken reports from the commissioner for regular monitoring of onion price in Delhi.
“The minister directed food and civil supplies commissioner to immediately ensure re-commencement of the doorstep retailing of onions process for providing succour and relief to the people of Delhi as was recently done in the past months of September-October,” the statement said.