Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Make Onion Available At Fair Price Shops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today asked collectors to initiate steps to make onion available at government fair price shops and Maitree outlets at no-profit-no-loss basis.

The state government swung into action after onion prices skyrocketed to Rs 65 per kg in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The state government has asked the district administrations to procure onion from local markets and sell those to bonafide consumers through government fair price shops and Maitree outlets.

Traders in Chhatrabazar, Cuttack and Unit I daily market, Bhubaneswar attributed the price rise to fall in production and crop loss due to rain in Nasik in Maharastra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the major source of imports to the state.

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