Sankranti 2010 Could Bring An End To Onion Woes For Indians

January 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
kmyseighhjhJan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Indian government is trying to cope with skyrocketing onion price affecting various parts of the country, the only solace being Makar Sankranti can put an end to the woes. The market watchers are of the opinion that the flood in Pakistan has hit the supplies resulting in the countrywide hike in the price of onion. However, during the Sankranti fresh crop is expected to arrive in various states of India including its capital Delhi. The government earlier said by the middle of January the price of Onion will stabilize countrywide.

In Andhra Pradesh its CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy has taken some measures to ensure that the residents are not hit with shortage of onion and other vegetables during the festive season ahead. The CM has given instructions to the departments of civil supplies, marketing and agriculture to procure various commonly used vegetables from wholesalers and sell them at affordable costs at the rythu bazaars for the benefit of the common man. He sat down with the ministers of the concerned departments to chalk out a plan to ensure the vegetable supply in the festive days are not affected and people do not suffer. Two different vegetable packages consisting of various types of vegetables are going to be sold in the Hyderabad markets in this regard.

In another development in Delhi the onion traders talked with Delhi CM Sheila Dixit on income tax raid. They also assured the CM that by Makar Sankranti the price of the onion will come down to normalcy. The residents are tired of paying for onions through their nose and in festive season they want a breather.

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