Centre Offers Onions at Rs 22 Per kg to States
GUWAHATI: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said the Central government is providing onion at Rs 22 per kg.
According to reports, the Union Minister said that over 18,000 tonnes of onion have been imported till now and only 2000 tonnes have been sold. 'However, we are providing onions at Rs 22/kg now,' Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: Around 18,000 ton onion has been imported now, but even after all the efforts, only 2000 ton onion has been sold. We are providing onions at Rs. 22/kg now. pic.twitter.com/JQaXWTvmhM— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2020
Earlier in Assam, Bipul Kumar Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner for food, civil supply and consumer affairs department in a review meeting fixed the retail price of onion at Rs. 70 per kg on December 3.