New Delhi: Onions at a nominal price will be available here from today through 1,000 outlets, including 600 mobile vans, an official statement said yesterday.
“The city government is facilitating sale of onions at reasonable prices across Delhi at no-profit no-loss basis. From August 17, the sale would start at about 1,000 points across the city,” said the statement.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit yestserday held a meeting with Food and Supplies Minister Haroon Yusuf, Delhi Development Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Chairman of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) Bijender Singh, Chief Secretary D M Spolia and other senior officials to discuss ways to curb the rising onion prices.
According to the statement heavy rains, floods and damaged roads in some parts of the country have contributed to the lack of adequate supply of onion to Delhi.
The restrictions on movement of traffic due to security reasons ahead of Independence Day further added to the woes.