Delhi, September 27: While onion prices are soaring a record four-year high in the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that onions will be sold at Rs 23.90/ kg in the national capital. This move will come into effect from Saturday, September 28. A person can get maximum five-kilogram onion for his/her family, Aam Aadmi Party chief said. Onion Price Hike Continues, Centre Mulls Releasing More Onions From Buffer Stocks to Boost Supply As Prices Reach Rs 80 per Kg.
"Onions are becoming very expensive in the country. Delhi government will start selling onion at Rs 23.90/ kg from tomorrow, and one person can get maximum five kg onion for their family," Kejriwal said. Currently, onions are sold at Rs 70-80 per kg in the national capital. Onion Prices Soar 25 Per Cent High Due to Supply Shortage.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi govt will start selling onion at Rs 23.90/ kg from tomorrow, and one person can get maximum 5 kg onion for their family. pic.twitter.com/uRwnlhqOXf
— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2019
Announcing the decision at a press conference in Delhi, Kejriwal said that onions will be sold at around 400 ration shops and 70 mobile vans. The government will get one lakh kilogram of onions from the Centre over the next five days.
Earlier, the Delhi Chief Minister had expressed displeasure over the rising prices of onions. "We are procuring onions and we will try to supply it at Rs 24 through mobile vans. Tenders have been floated for this," he said on Monday.