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Onions to be sold to ration card holders through fair price shops

Goa : The state government has procured onions from the National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) to be sold to ration card holders through fair price shops (FPS) at a subsidized rate.About 75 metric tonne (MT) of onions were distributed at civil supplies godowns in each taluka on Wednesday and are being sold at Rs 34.5 per kg from Thursday-Friday onwards.We are distributing the stock we have received to our taluka godowns. From there, FPS owners will take the stock to their respective shops. It is their duty to ensure that the same reaches the community by Thursday or Friday,” civil supplies minister Govind Gaude said.Ration card holders are entitled to monthly purchase of commodities such as wheat and rice from the first to the 21st of the month.

“The same criteria will be adopted for sale of onions. Only, for this month, since we are supposed to receive the entire quota by November 11 or 12, we will sell up to November 25 – 30,” Gaude said.Further, he said that the state is expecting a daily supply of 50 MTs of onions. “We will procure more onions next month as well.” he added earlier reported that stock of onions, to be sold at a subsidised price to ration card holders, are likely to arrive soon. The state cabinet recently approved the purchase of 1,045 MT of onions from NAFED at about Rs 28,000 per MT.

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