The Centre has sent a team of two Joint Secretary-level officers to Maharashtra to talk to the farmers, traders and transporters to assess the availability of onions and to persuade them to bring more onions to the market.
In a tweet, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India has sent ten trucks of onions to Haryana yesterday and another five trucks are being sent today as per their demand.
He said, Delhi Government has also demanded four trucks of onions from Saturday onwards which is being made available to them.
Mr. Paswan added that other State Governments which want to buy onion from Centre can send their requirement to the Secretary of Consumer Affairs office.
The Minister asserted that the demand for any quantity will be fulfilled immediately.