File photo: Labourers load sacks of onions at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee in Ahmedabad (AFP)
With onion prices shooting through the roof, Delhi government will facilitate selling of the kitchen staple at around Rs 50 per kg at 1,000 points across the city from Saturday morning.
A total of 150 mobile vans will be deployed to sell onion across the city and each of the vehicles will visit four places in a locality, which means coverage of 600 points.
Besides this, the vegetable will be made available at a total of 400 stores, including 280 Mother Dairy outlets.
"The onions will be made available at around Rs 50 per kg at 1,000 points across the city. We are selling onions on no-profit no-loss basis," Food and Supplies Minister Harun Yusuf told PTI.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, facing assembly elections after three months, is concerned about the high prices of onion and has told the Food and Supplies Department to come down hard on those hoarding the vegetable.
BJP was voted out of power in 1998 in Delhi following spiralling onion prices.