District Administration to take stern action against onion seller
In view of recent price rise of onion, as per the direction of Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (M), a review meeting on stock & prices of onion was held on Thursday at DC's Office. The meeting was chaired by Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M).
The leading onion merchant of Guwahati Vinod Jain and Rajendra Kumar Surana informed that the wholesaler can release a price range of Rs 4800 to Rs 5000 per quintal as wholesale price considering the present price trend of onion price. The merchant also informed that this unprecedented and abnormal price rise is due to the poor production of onion at sources particularly in Nasik.
The district administration directed to the onion merchant to load maximum quantity of onion to make it available in Guwahati market so that no artificial scarcity occurs.
Regular monitoring is being carried out by the area officer to verify purchase memos of onion and in case of sale of onion at an exorbitant price, strict action will be taken against the seller.