The department of food and supplies sold onion and potatoes at a controlled price at four fair price shops here on Friday.
Following directions from UT administrator Shivraj Patil to check the rising trend in inflation in onion and potato prices, the department opened low price stalls at the four fair price shops. On the first day, 1,088 kg onions and potatoes were sold at the price of `23 per kg, while the rate of these items in the market is between `28 -`32 per kg.
Patil had asked to maintain a record of arrival of onions and potatoes, and their retail and wholesale market rates. Three sub-divisional level committees have also been constituted comprising sub-divisional magistrates (SDM), station house officers (SHOs), food supply inspector, mandi supervisor and marketing supervisor to check rates and storage of these items. The police department has been asked to do surprise checking in civil clothes to check storage and rates of these items.