Food Min holds meeting to rein in onion prices

  • | Friday | 20th September, 2019

New Delhi: Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain held a meeting with senior officers of his department on Friday to tackle the issue of the rising onion prices. The meeting was held in the wake of apprehensions that retail markets across the country would be affected by the astronomical rise in the average wholesale prices of onions in the past two-three days, a statement by the Food and Civil Supplies Department said. Hussain directed the officers to take "immediate corrective action" like making field inspections in order to check instances of hoarding, black-marketing and profiteering. The officers included the commissioner of food and civil supplies, and senior officials of the Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC). It said the Delhi government was considering selling onions through its fair price shops (FPS) and mobile vans in order to check the price rise.

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