Appeals for keeping retail price under control
Mail News Service
Ranchi, Sept 24: State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy convened a meeting to discuss the sky-rocketing price of onion with the representatives of various trade and commercial bodies. The meeting was attended by Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Ranchi Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the union of wholesalers of potatoes and onions.
The union members informed the minister that the prices soared due to a decline in onion harvest caused by heavy rains in Maharashtra. As a result of affected harvest, the city markets are mostly dependent on the arrival of onions from Nasik, said the members.
The wholesalers said there was no dearth of onion stock in Jharkhand. Good quality onion is available at the rate of Rs 41-Rs 45 per kg while medium quality onion is available at the rate of Rs 31-Rs 35 per kg.
Roy expressed concern over the huge difference between the whole sale and retail rates of onion in the state. He said the retail rates should be kept close to the whole rate in the larger interest of the people.