Bihar govt to take stern steps to control onion prices

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 19:07

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



First Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 19:07

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