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Onion price rise: State Gov asks traders to keep retail price between 16 to 17 rupees per kg

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Bhubaneswar: With consumers hit hard by the skyrocketed prices of onion in retail market, the State Government on Tuesday sought the intervention of onion wholesalers to reign in the prices.

The State government has asked sellers to keep price of onion between Rs 16 to Rs 17 per kg, while Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Surya Narayan Patra has directed the Directorate of Legal Metrology to keep a watch over the market situation as well.

Meanwhile, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department in a letter directed all district Collectors to keep an eye over the sudden price rise of onion which would lure traders for extracting high profits and to take necessary action plan to curb such practice.

The DM’s have been asked to conduct regular inspection of wholesale and retail market business units thereby taking stringent action against unscrupulous traders in a bid to maintain the price level, the letter read.

The Government has decided to make it available at Maitree stores (model fair price shops) of Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation at landing cost without retaining any profit.

 

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