Chief Minister Digambar Kamat announced that onions will now be sold at Rs 25 per kg through the Goa Horticulture Corporation outlets as against the prevailing price of Rs 35 per kg.
Sankalp Amonkar, Chairman of Goa State Horticulture Corporation said that since the wholesale prices of onions have gone down after the all time high of last week, it was now possible to further reduce the price of this key ingredient of Goan cuisine.
On an average 40 to 50 tonnes of onions is brought to Goa everyday from Nasik where it is now available at Rs 35 per kg at wholesale price. The Corporation will sell it for Rs 25 per kg with the government compensating the difference.
Incidentally, sale of onions at subsidized rates has increased the number of visitors to the Horticulture Corporation’s outlets where while earlier around 50,000 people would visit, the same increased to 75,000 per day.
The Horticulture Corporation has 348 outlets all over Goa and 15 vans cover 240 additional places.