Panjim: At a time when the price of onions in the country is going north and hovering around Rs 100 per kg, the Goa government has decided to supply the staple at a highly subsidized rate.
According to a senior official, the state government will be procuring 1,045 metric tonnes of onion from an agency in Maharashtra and provide it to 3.5 lakh ration card holders at Rs 32 per kg, the Hindustan Times reported.
“The Goa government has ordered 1,045 metric tonnes of onion from Nashik-based National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and the staple will be provided to all ration card holders,” said state Civil Supplies Department director Siddhivinayak Naik.
In a special drive across fair price shops, all ration card holders will be provided 3 kgs of onion at the subsidized rate.
Once the stock starts arriving in the state, consumers will be informed through advertisements, text messages, and social media, so that they can buy it from their respective fair price shops, Naik added.