4 govt-run kiosks in Bhopal to sell onion at Rs 50/kg
In view the skyrocketing onion prices, the Bhopal district administration has set up four kiosks here to sell the key kitchen staple at a subsidised rate of Rs 50 per kilogram from Thursday, an official said.
The retail price of onion has gone up to Rs 80 per kg in the Madhya Pradesh capital and many other places.
“To provide onion at the cheaper rates, the Bhopal district administration has set up four centres where onions will be sold at a subsidised rate of Rs 50 per kg,” a Public Relations Department official said.
A person can buy only two kg onion at these kiosks, which will operate from 10 am to 5 pm at Bairagarh vegetable market, Bittan market, BHEL and Sarvadharm Colony, he said.
In a bid to control the onion prices, the state government last month issued the ‘Madhya Pradesh Onion Traders (Stock Limit and Restrictions on Hoarding) Order 2019’.
According to the order, onion wholesalers and commission agents can stock up to 500 quintal of onion.
The retail traders can keep a maximum of 100 quintal of the onion stock, said the order which would be effective till November-end.
Onion prices have failed to cool down despite various government measures, including sale of central buffer stock in various states.Get access to India’s fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code “GETPRO”. Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.