外文标题：Onion prices up, govt to import 10,000 tonne
NEW DELHI: In the past one month, onion prices have soared by 25% in Delhi and by almost 50% in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The highest increase of Rs 27 per kg has been recorded in Thiruvananthapuram. With indications of the high prices continuing for the next few weeks, government is set to place order for the import of 10,000 tonnes after opening tenders later this week.
Sources said that to deal with crisis in Delhi where prices have increased from Rs 36 per kg to Rs 45, two agencies – Nafed and SFAC – have been supplying 100 tonnes everyday for sale at Safal and Delhi Milk Scheme booths. “These agencies have already procured 2,500 tonnes for Delhi government. The state government will decide the price at which these can be sold through fair price shops,” a government source said.
At a meeting chaired by consumer affairs secretary C Vishwanath last week, Delhi government representatives have told Centre that the state Cabinet will take a decision on Tuesday on the sale of onion as a part of “market intervention.” Delhi needs about 800-1,000 tonnes of onion everyday.
Please bring down the price of essential commodities for your survival otherwise you will be in permanent opposition
Most of the traders, whole sellers, retailers are Card Carrying Members of RSS/BJP. Why are the hoarding and pushing the price up? Why no legal action is taken against them?
But modi said that sonia gandhi was responsible for price rise of commodities. And now he is saying that its global inflation. Kitna fekta hai yaar
when and where did he say that, for sonia onions come from Italiaaa
It is tearing the people
Onion a very common and important part of indian food. Yet our government wake up only when price got already high. and Traders made their profit in many folds.
This was reported a week earlier as well. Nothin has been done toll date???
Import onions and sell them under the price. Only then the hoarders will learn the lesson when they won’t be able to beat the artificially reduced price. That would be the day the Govt will be celebrating victory over blackmarketers. Cheers!
So Is this because of congis??? Will onion take 60 years to grow? should we wait another 5 years to solve, Any Joomlas?????