Kolkata, December 11: After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sudden inspection of onions at Jadubabu's Bazar on Tuesday, the price of the staple kitchen ingredient has dropped significantly. According to a Times of India report, the price which hovered around Rs 150-160 per kg in the last few days, saw the price drop to Rs 120-130 per kg.
On Monday, CM warned against hoarding and asked the retailers to bring down the rates below Rs 100 at any cost. The wholesale onion prices in the city also dipped significantly. The premium category which was being sold at Rs 3,200 per bag dipped to Rs 1,000 in just four days. Maharashtra: Two Men Arrested for Stealing Onions Worth Rs 21,160 From Shops in Dongri Area of Mumbai; Watch Video
According to a PTI report, the onion prices will dip to Rs 100 by next week in the city as supplies of the staple have started improving in the wholesale markets. The state government has been selling onions at Rs 59 a kg through 935 fair price shops in the city and Sufal Bangla stores, in which each family can get a maximum of one kg of onions on producing their ration cards.