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No shortage of onion and potatoes in city: Delhi govt

Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 8, 2014 10:15 pm

Delhi government on Tuesday announced there is no shortage of onions and potatoes in the city and that the arrival of fresh stocks at the wholesale markets of Azadpur, Ghazipur, Keshopur and Okhla was more than the requirement.

Officials said that 1,607.1 metric tonnes of onions and 1,394.9 metric tonnes of potatoes arrived in the city on Tuesday.

Onion was sold at Rs 13.75 to Rs 25.50 per kg while the modal price was Rs 21.57 per kg.

Potatoes were sold at Rs 12 to Rs 22.5 per kg with its modal price being Rs 16.98 per kg.

Delhi government is continuing with its efforts to ensure availability of onions and potatoes at reasonable rates in the national capital.

The Department of Food and Supplies has collected retail prices of onions and potatoes from 325 markets across Delhi. Average retail price for onions and potatoes in different markets of Delhi is Rs 30/kg and Rs 26/kg, respectively, it said.

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