Delhi Govt. dismisses charge of irregularity in onion procurement

New Delhi, Sept. 21: The Delhi government has dismissed media reports about irregularities in procurement of onion as false.

In a statement, the City government sought to clarify that it is providing onions to the people of Delhi at subsidized rates.

It claimed that onions were procured through Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium, SFAC, at 32.86 rupees per kilogram and, after adding transportation and other charges, the total cost of the commodity came to 40 rupees per kilogram.

The statement further said that to provide onion to the consumers at affordable rate the city government decided to give subsidy of 10 rupees per kilogram and started the sale of onions through 280 fair price shops and mobile vans at 30 rupees per kilogram,

Media reports had said that Delhi government had procured onions at 18 rupees per kilogram and was selling it at 30 rupees per kilogram.