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Make onion available at Rs 15.6 a kg instead of Rs 60: Delhi govt to Centre

Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said a government should not be seen as making profit motive over an essential commodity

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Onions

Amid rise in prices, the Delhi government requested the Centre on Thursday to resume supplying the kitchen staple and make it available to Delhi at Rs 15.60 per kg instead of Rs 60 as conveyed to the AAP dispensation.

In a letter to Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said a government should not be seen as making profit motive over an essential commodity.

Hussain alleged that Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has stopped supply of onion, saying it will be able to make it available to Delhi government after procuring from the markets in Alwar and later from the stock of onions to be imported from Egypt.

First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 16:40 IST
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