- Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
Centre warns of strict action against hoarding of onion
Team Udayavani, Aug 21, 2019, 7:16 PM IST
New Delhi/Bengaluru/Mumbai: The Centre on Wednesday warned of strict action against hoarding of onion amid supply disruption fears due to floods in parts of major growing states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) reviewed the price situation of onion during a high-level meeting chaired by the Secretary, DoCA, Avinash K Srivastava, here, an official release said.
All the concerned stakeholders, including NAFED, NCCF, and Safal were present in the meeting.
Parts of major onion producing states, including Maharashtra and Karnataka, are reeling under floods, raising fears disruption of supplies.
“Onions for retailing by Safal is being made available at present from the government stock built under Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF),” said an official release after the meeting.
It has also been decided that cap the retail price of onion at Safal (a Mother Dairy outlet) at Rs 23.90 per kg (for Grade A variety).
For this, Safal will continue to receive onions from the government buffer at the same rate at which it was offered on Wednesday, the release added.
“The price situation would be monitored regularly by the department for appropriate intervention.
“Government will also consider strict action against hoarding and profiteering activities and evaluate the need for imposing a minimum export price (MEP) on onion if the situation so demands,” the release said.
Safal, the largest retail chain of fresh fruits and vegetables in Delhi, has also been asked to double the quantity of its retailing operations for onions.
NAFED and NCCF were also directed to retail onions at prices similar to that of Safal through their outlets and mobile vans.
Further, onions from the government buffer would be offered at cost price to large retailers for supplies to the public at reasonable prices.
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