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540 raids carried out against hoarders

540 raids carried out against hoarders
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Government announced a slew of measures, including raids on hoarders, to put a brake on spiralling prices of essential commodities like onions and potatoes in Delhi.

Govt announces measures to check price rise

New Delhi: Government announced a slew of measures, including raids on hoarders, to put a brake on spiralling prices of essential commodities like onions and potatoes in Delhi.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting with Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, Delhi Chief Secretary SK Srivastava and Police Commissioner BS Bassi, in New Delhi on Thursday
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who held a meeting with Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and other senior officers, said steps have been taken to ensure reasonable prices of onions.

Prices of onions have increased to over Rs.30 a kg in the retail market in Delhi as against Rs 21 a kg last month and potatoes are being sold for Rs.28 a kg as against around Rs.22 a kg. "As a follow up of the instructions for raiding suspected hoarders, as many as 540 places were already searched ," Singh said.

The national capital is under President's rule and administratively under the control of the Home Ministry at present.

1500-2000 tons of potatoes exported to Pak every day

Chandigarh: Amid spiraling prices of potato in several parts of country, as much as 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes of potatoes are being exported to Pakistan per day through Attari-Wagah land route in the wake of scarcity of the main vegetable crop in the neighbouring nation, say exporters.

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