Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that his government will sell onions at Rs 23.90 per kilogram in the city from Saturday (September 28). Announcing the decision at a press conference, Kejriwal said onions will be sold at 400 ration shops and 70 mobile vans.
The government will procure one lakh kilogram of onions from the Centre over the next five days, the chief minister said. He said one person can buy a maximum of five kilograms of onion at one time.
This, while the states have been asked to send their requirements to Union Consumer Affairs Ministry if they are facing any shortages, news agency IANS reported.
"The demand for any quantity will be fulfilled immediately," tweeted Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
"To augment onion supplies to the markets, a team of two joint secretary-level officers have been sent to Maharashtra to talk to the farmers, traders and transporters to assess the availability of onions and to persuade them to bring more onions to the market," Paswan said in a series of tweets.