The soaring prices of onions have brought tears to people’s eyes. During Navratri, its prices have reached close to Rs 100 in many cities of the country. At the same time, onions are being available in many states of North India at the rate of 50 to 80 rupees per kg. Onion prices are expected to continue to rise further due to low arrival in the mandis and high demand. However, the central and state governments have also fully geared up to curb the prices of onions.
Cheap onions will be found here, apart from central government institutions such as NAFED, Central Bhandar and Mother Dairy, states have also started selling onions at cheaper rates. At the same time, the Telangana government has also decided that through its Rythu Bazaars, it will provide onions at the rate of Rs 35 per kg to the people of the state. However only 2 kg of onion will be available to each person and they will also have to show an ID card. It has started from 11 markets located in Hyderabad.
Onion to be sold at No Profit-No Loss The Telangana government will sell this onion at No Profit-No Loss . The state government has bought these onions from the buffer stock of the central government at the same rate. The government has also fixed the Onion Stock Limit. Under this, different stock limits have been set for wholesale and retail traders. The government has fixed the stock limit of onion for wholesalers at 25 metric tons and for retail traders by 2 metric tons. This stock limit will be effective from Friday 23 October till 31 December 2020.
Nafed, the central store, supply center from Mother Dairy in Delhi is offering onions to the states that want to raise the stock on their own at a purchase rate of Rs 26-28 per kg from the stocked buffer stock of Nashik, Maharashtra. He said that for the states that need to deliver onions (sending delivery), the price will be Rs 30 per kg. Apart from this, the secretary said that the cooperative organization NAFED, which is buying and maintaining onion on behalf of the government for the buffer stock, is bringing the stock of onions to wholesale mandis across the country.