Chennai, Nov 5 : With increase in prices of onion bringing more tears, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday stepped in by issuing a stern warning that action against those hoarding it in large quantities and sell it at exorbitant rates.
Tamil Nadu Government said that it would take action against traders hoarding onions or selling them at higher prices after prices crossed around Rs 90 a kg in the state's retail markets.
”Action will be taken against retailers who have more than ten metric tonnes and wholesale vendors who have more than 50 metric tonnes of onion'', an official release said. Several teams headed by district officials and assistant commissioners have been formed to conduct inspections across the state to prevent illegal hoarding of the commodity'', it added.
It said, the government, in a bid to keep the prices under control, has decided to procure quality onions from wholesale centres from Nashik in Maharashtra. It further said to control the rise in prices, a team of officials have been deputed to Nasik to procure the onions. The onions procured from Nashik would be sold through the state-owned Green farm consumer stores for the benefit of the public. (UNI)