Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 6
Acting on the directions of the Centre, the UT Administration has revised the stock limit of onion for traders.
In an order issued today by the Food and Civil Supplies Department, the onion stock limit has been reduced to half.
Now, wholesalers are allowed to keep only 25 MT instead of 50 MT, while retailers can keep only 5 MT instead of 10 MT allowed earlier.
Sources said the city received only 700 quintals of onion today. While the UT Administration is waiting for a response from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) regarding adequate supply of onion for the city, the prices of the commodity showed some signs of reduction today — Rs 5 to Rs 10 per kg.
Rajan, a trader, said though the rates had come down from Rs 100 to Rs 90 per kg in the retail market, these were not likely to reduce further as the supply was not improving.
Wholesalers can now keep only 25 MT
- Now, wholesalers are allowed to keep only 25 MT instead of 50 MT, while retailers can keep only 5 MT instead of 10 MT allowed earlier.
Teams check stocks
- Two teams of the Food and Civil Supplies Department inspected the stocks of onion at the fruit and vegetable market in Sector 26 on Friday. The teams checked the records of arrivals and directed the traders to maintain proper records.
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