The cooperative major Nafed has said that it would sell all essential commodities at prices 15 per cent lower than market rates from February 1.
Launching the retail sale of onion in Delhi through its retail outlets and mobile vans, Nafed said it will launch People’s Market from February 1, under which essential commodities will be sold at 15 per cent discount on prevailing retail market rates.
The cooperative has already started selling onions at over 29 per cent discount from its retail counters. While onion at Nafed stores is available at Rs. 17 a kg, the price is higher at Rs 19 a kg at mobile vans, a statement said.
Retail prices of onion are ruling at Rs. 20 -24 a kg in the Capital. At the Azadpur wholesale market, the prices for good quality comes at Rs. 16 -18 a kg, traders said.