The Delhi government on Tuesday said it will sell onions at Rs 40 per kg across 280 locations in the capital city to provide relief to consumers facing the brunt of price rise.
The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following a sharp increase in onion prices.
“The government has decided to sell onion at 280 centres across the national capital at a rate of Rs 40 per kg. The onions were being procured since April 15,” the official added.
Meanwhile, Youth Congress leaders had on Tuesday staged protests outside Kejriwal’s residence over the increase in onion prices in the city. The protesters raised anti-government and anti-Kejriwal slogans and blamed the CM for the surge in onion prices.
“The rates of essential commodities like onions and pulses are increasing every day. The AAP government is doing nothing to control the price rise,” a protester said.
In Delhi, onions are selling at Rs 40-45 per kg in Old Delhi’s Subzi Mandi area while in South Delhi’s Jangpura area, the same commodity is being sold for Rs 50-55 per kg.