CM Kejriwal Announces Relief, Delhi Govt To Sell Onions At Rs. 24/kg

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Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi, announced a drop in prices of onion at a press conference on Monday claiming onions will be sold at Rs. 24 per kg in Delhi

Written By Sheetal Shenoy | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has announced a drop in the prices of onion at a press conference on Monday. The CM said that onions will be procured and will be sold at Rs. 24 through mobile vans. Kejriwal also added that tenders for the supplying onions have been floated. He went ahead to announce the 'Mukhya Mantri Street Light Yojana' which will be implemented in the city to end dark spots in the national capital. Under this plan, the Arvind Kejriwal has said that 2.1 lakh street lights will be installed in Delhi which will be controlled by sunlight sensor.

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'Onion Prices on the High'

The price drop relief is much needed by the citizens of Delhi who have seen the onion cost sky-rocket due to monsoon. This price crisis was not only witnessed in the national capital but also in other States as well. The cost climbed to Rs. 70-80 per kg in Delhi which has been wreaking havoc for the citizens. Sources said that supply of onion has been disrupted due to excessive rains increasing the retail prices. The Centre could impose stock limits on onion traders as the retail prices have shot up to Rs. 70-80 per kg. However, the government has taken several measures to arrest this rise in the cost of onion in Delhi and other parts of the country.

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New freebie by Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal on September 18 announced that the fees of Rs. 3.14 lakh for CBSE students appearing for 10th and 12th standard examinations will be paid by the Delhi Government. This announcement comes after the Government declared various ‘freebies’ for Delhi like water bill waiver, free metro for women, free wifi, etc. Kejriwal had also urged the Delhi residents to install water metres in houses to avail the water bill waiver scheme. The popular freebie was electricity bill waiver which claimed that people do not have to pay electricity bills with power consumption exceeding 200 units.

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