government to create 2 lakh tonnes of onion buffer stock

The government is planning to by 2 lakh tonnes of  onions for buffer stock in 2021-22 to prevent the price hike and ensure easy availability during in festive season when supply is tight.

"in 2029-20 ,we bought around 57,000 tonnes followed by around one lakh tonnes in the next fiscal we will buy 2 lakh tonnes to prevent prices going up during  festive season,"said consumer affairs secretary Leena Nandan.