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Nov 09, 2019
8:24AM

Secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs briefs Cabinet Secretary on Onion prices and availability

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Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs briefed the Cabinet Secretary at a high-level meeting in New Delhi about the current situation of availability and prices of onions. He also apprised him of the action taken so far including banning the export of onions and setting stock limits on retailers and traders.

Department of Consumer Affairs is constantly and closely monitoring the availability and prices of onions across the country. Key decisions have been taken to further ease the pressure on prices and improve the overall availability of onions across the nation. MMTC has been requested to immediately import a substantial amount of onions from Dubai and other countries to augment domestic supplies. Approval has also been granted to reduce the mandatory time for tendering as there is an immediate and prompt requirement domestically. A tender for the same has been issued.
 
A team comprising of officials from MMTC, NAFED, Department of Agriculture and Department of Consumer Affairs has been directed to visit Turkey and Egypt on an urgent basis to take stock of the supplies of onions in these countries and facilitate imports to India. NAFED has been directed to speed up its domestic procurement process especially from Alwar in Rajasthan and supply to States that have already indicated their demand.

So far, a total of 300 tonnes of onions per day have been demanded which will be progressively increased as per the increased demands of State Governments. NAFED has also been asked to provide maximum amounts so as to ensure a healthy supply to onion deficient States. NAFED is being facilitated to procure it.
 
Department of Consumer Affairs has requested the Delhi and Rajasthan Governments and APMCs to keep their Mandis open from 9th to 12th of this month to prevent any disruption in supplies.

The Centre is constantly in touch with State Governments to ensure that their demands are being catered. Consultations with State Governments are going on through video-conferencing to assess their demands and requirements along with supply position. NAFED has also been asked to procure and supply based on the demands. Strict action will be taken against such traders in Delhi, Maharashtra and Rajasthan who are constantly in touch with each other and are trying to manipulate the prices.

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