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No shortfall in onion, potato stocks in city: Delhi government

Delhi government said that the current stock of onions and potatoes which was recently procured from Maharashtra was more than adequate.

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June 26, 2014  |  comments ( 0 )  | 
No shortfall in onion, potato stocks in city: Delhi government

By PTI

 

NEW DELHI: Delhi government said that the current stock of onions and potatoes which was recently procured from Maharashtra was more than adequate to meet the requirements of the city.

 
As per directions of the Delhi Lt Governor, the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB) has started selling onions and potatoes at subsidised rates via 32 mobile vans in different parts of the city, said Development Commissioner Puneet Goel.
 
The prices of onions and potatoes are stable at the moment, Goel said, adding that, "there is no shortfall in the arrival of onions and potatoes in Delhi and current arrivals are more than the requirement of the city".
 
Depending on the quality of the onions and potatoes, these are being sold at subsidised rates of Rs 13 to Rs 15 per kg and from Rs 16 to Rs 20/kg, respectively, he said.
 
DAMB is selling onions at Rs 18/kg in the northern parts of Delhi through seven mobile vans while 15 mobile vans selling onions and potatoes at Rs 13-15/kg and Rs 14-16/kg, respectively, are covering the eastern parts of the city.
 
Goel further said that 10 mobile vans are selling onions and potatoes at Rs 15/kg and Rs 20/kg, respectively, in the western parts of Delhi covering areas like Dwarka, Paschim Vihar, Kirti Nagar, Fateh Nagar (Jail Rd), Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar, Mangolpuri, Mohan Garden, Punjabi Bagh, etc.
 

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