Rising prices of onions have created havoc all over the country. To control the prices, the state-owned company MATC has signed a contract to import 6,090 tonnes of onions from abroad. The Union Cabinet has also approved import of 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions. According to Consumer Affairs Secretary AK Srivastava, a review meeting has also been held on the price of onion and its supply. Despite this, onion prices are not dwindling.
It has been observed that thieves are now eyeing not on money but on onions. After the onion theft, an FIR is registered.
Despite all the measures of the central government, onion prices are not coming down. In the local market, onion prices have reached 120 to 150 rupees per kg. A sensational case of onion theft has come to light in Gujarat’s economic capital Surat amidst skyrocketing prices of onions.
On Thursday afternoon, 250 kg onion suddenly disappeared from the vegetable market located in Palanpur Patia area of Surat. Prahlad Bhai, who sells vegetables in this mandi for many years, but his stock never disappeared like this.
After scrutinizing CCTV footage and complaining of onion theft in Mandi, it was found that the thieves had run away with 5 bags of 50-50 kg of onions placed in front of the shop. At present, the police is trying to find the thief.