Lucknow: In a bid to provide relief to
residents reeling from the impact of high onion prices, the district administration has announced that it will open 25 outlets here for sale of the vegetable at Rs 22-24 per kg.
A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the
district administration yesterday, official sources said
The outlets would be opened in different parts of the
city so that customers can avail of the facility without
having to travel great distances, they said.
The administration has also asked officers to keep a
close watch on the situation so that hoarders do not benefit
from the price rise.
"Even wholesalers will not be allowed to charge much, so
that prices might come down in the (retail) market as well,"
ADM (Civil Supplies) S K Singh said.