Pavement shops overcharging onion price: Phani Bhushan Choudhuri

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Published: November 3,2020 02:00 PM
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November 3, 2020: Assam food and civil supplies minister Phani Bhushan Choudhuri has asked the Guwahati Municipal Corporation(GMC) to evict pavement shops selling potato and onion.

November 3, 2020: Assam food and civil supplies minister Phani Bhushan Choudhuri has asked the Guwahati Municipal Corporation(GMC) to evict pavement shops selling potato and onion.



"I have noticed that pavement traders selling 8-10 KGs of potato or onion are charging Rs. 80 for per kilo of onion. The other shops are selling at normal price. Therefore, I have asked the GMC to evict such shops to bring the price under control," Choudhuri told DY365.



He also said that the fair price shops are already selling onion at Rs. 35 per kilo to all customers since Durga Puja. Choudhuri informed that the department has made an arrangement with NAFED for supply of 6000 MT of onions in October and November and the latter has already delivered 2000 MTs.



On the hike of vegetable price hike, he said the supply department may join hands with the agriculture department to supply vegetable at cheaper rates like they did during lockdown.



He also reiterated that the government has now no control over the prices of potato and onions after the two items were excluded from the essential items' list.