CM Arvind Kejriwal said the government has taken the measure due to the rising prices of onions nationwide.
In light of the nationwide inflation in onion prices, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government is bringing temporary relief to the national capital’s population. The AAP government will offer subsidized Onions from tomorrow 28th September 2019 onwards at a fixed price of Rs. 23.90 per Kg.
Currently, the retail price of onions is varying between Rs. 60-80 which is more than 5 times the normal rate. As per the relief measure, the AAP government has chosen 400 Grocery shops (at least 5 shops per assembly constituency) for the initiative to sell onions to Delhi’s residents. The list of these shops will be available in newspapers tomorrow.
Furthermore, a mobile van will ply in each of the 70 constituencies of Delhi. The vans will sell the subsidized onions till the retail prices are normalized. For the measure, the government will procure 1 lakh kgs of onion from the Central government per day at Rs. 15.60 kg. Both the cost price and selling price have been fixed by the center.
For quality monitoring purposes, the AAP government will be sending a team of two people. The team will check the quality of onions dispatched to Delhi from Nasik. Further, when asked how it will keep a check on the volume of onions being purchased, the CM Arvind Kejriwal shared the onus with the residents. He opined that he expects honesty from people so that the relief measure achieves its target.