Government agencies to coordinate sale of onions in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) In a bid to put a check on the soaring prices of onion in Delhi, the government today decided that NAFED, Mother Dairy, Kendriya Bhandar and State's Government's Food and Supplies Department will act in coordination with each other and continue their present market intervention measures.

According to an official release issued here today, this was decided in a meeting here today by Department of Consumer Affairs Secretary Y S Bhave.

The meeting was called to review the situation of availability and prices of onion and the extent of market intervention made by these agencies.

It was decided that different agencies would take the price at which Delhi Government was selling onion through its outlets as the benchmark price.

The sale price would not exceed Rs 18 per Kg. Presently Delhi Government is selling onion through its outlet at the rate of Rs 17 per Kg, while Mother Dairy is selling onion at the rate of Rs 18 through its 350 outlets.

Kendriya Bhandar has agreed to start market intervention on a pilot basis at some of its outlets in the national capital.

This agency would sell onion through its outlets where other agencies have no outlets in proximity. NAFED would assist Kendriya Bhandar in procurement of onion.

It was decided to review the situation from time to time, the release added.

UNI

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