Onion prices are skyrocketing during the festive season in Punjab. Onion is selling at Rs 70 to 75 per kg in the markets. In view of this, the government has decided to sell onions at Rs 25 per kg in the markets of Punjab. It was started on Monday from Maksoud Mandi in Jalandhar.
The above relief is being given to the people by the Central Government on behalf of the National Cooperative Consumers Federation. Deepak, the official who reached Maksoud Mandi, said that a maximum of 4 kg of onion will be given to each person on Aadhaar card at Rs. 25 per kg. This stall will be set up outside Shop No. 78 in Fal Mandi of Maksuds Sabzi Mandi. Onions will be sold at concessional rates from 9 am onwards.