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Updated: December 23, 2010 02:02 IST

State to sell onion through TNCSC, Amudham outlets

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Onion and Garlic prices have increased six-fold in recent times. To arrest the upward trend, the Govt. tries to ban the export of onion and regulate the market. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
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Onion and Garlic prices have increased six-fold in recent times. To arrest the upward trend, the Govt. tries to ban the export of onion and regulate the market. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

The State government has taken steps to sell onion through the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and Amudham outlets in Chennai and other districts.

In a press release, Food Minister E.V. Velu said a committee comprising senior officials of the Civil Supplies Corporation had been constituted to procure onions from North India and they would be sold at a fair price.

He said the price of onion in the State depended on the arrival of stocks from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra and there was a drastic decrease in their arrival. Moreover the export of onion to Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh had depleted the stock position in the country.

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