Bihar govt to take stern steps to control onion prices

Bihar government will take stern steps against those involved in hoarding and blackmarketing of onions, its Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 19:07 PM IST

Patna: Bihar government will take stern
steps against those involved in hoarding and blackmarketing of
onions, its Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi said on Tuesday.
``The state government will not not allow hoarding and
blackmarketing of onions ... We will punish those found to be
involved in the illegal act,`` Modi told reporters on the
sidelines of his `Janata Darbar` programme.

The state government, however, has no role in fixation
of the prices of onions.
``The fixation of onion prices is done by the Centre ...
But to check spiralling prices, the state government can act
sternly against hoarders and blackmarketers,`` he said.

The price of onion in Bihar have skyrocketed over the
past one month and the bulb hit the price band of Rs 56 per kg
in Patna today.

PTI