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Onion prices will fall to Rs 25/kg in Delhi: Nafed Chairman

Bureau Report
Agence India Press

New Delhi: Following a supply boost from Pakistan and increased arrivals from Maharashtra Onion prices will come down to Rs 25 a kg in the national capital in the next 10-15 days, Nafed Chairman Bijendra Singh said here.

“Prices of onion would come down to a comfortable level of Rs 25 a kg in the next 10 to 15 days,” Singh said after flagging off 15 mobile vans here.

“If it does not happen you can question me,” the Nafed chief told while addressing media persons.

“Over 300 tonnes of onion from Pakistan is expected to land at Mundra port in Gujarat tomorrow from where it will come to Delhi soon,” Singh said, adding more quantity would arrive from across the border subsequently.

He said a wholesale price of onions has shown a decline by up to 20 per cent in the main producing regions of Lasalgaon and Pimpalgaon in last 3-4 days.

Pertinently, The Centre has agreed to compensate 30 per cent of losses that NAFED would suffer in selling onion at cheap rates.

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