To curb onion prices, the city government on Monday began selling onions at Rs.40 per kg at the 280 fair price shops in the capital.
Earlier last week, to provide relief to the people, the Delhi government had announced that it will sell onions across the city at Rs.40 a kg.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following a surge in onion prices.
"The government has decided to sell onion at 280 centres across the national capital at a rate of Rs. 40 per kg. The onions were being procured since April 15," the official added.
Meanwhile, the Youth Congress staged a protest outside Kejriwal's residence here on Tuesday over the steep rise in onion prices.