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Costly onion: CM offers help to Delhi govt

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SummaryChief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday extended a helping hand to the Delhi government.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday extended a helping hand to the Delhi government. He said onions could be made available at Rs 50-55 per kg in the national capital provided the Delhi government directly purchased it from markets in Maharashtra instead of going through middlemen.

“I spoke to the Delhi CM on onion price hike. A team of officers visited Maharashtra to fathom the possibility of directly purchasing onion from markets here. Onion is available at Rs 38-40 kg and sufficient quantity is available at Nashik, Pune and Rahuri,” Chavan said.

Chavan clarified there was no hoarding of onions. “Production is less but this will change by next week as new produce comes in,” he added.

Asked about the allegations of malpractices in leasing of co-operative sugar mills, the CM said he has directed the state government officials to look into matter. “I am not aware if any political leader is involved in leasing of co-operative sugar mills. The state government will initiate action if it malpractices are established,” he said.

Special panel to look into high power tariff for industries: CM

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said the state government has constituted a special committee of ministers to sort out issues related to high power tariff of industries.

Chavan was addressing the media after inaugurating the second auto ancillary show at Auto Cluster in Chinchwad.

He said although the power tarriff was high, the government had ensured 24x7 power supply to the state. Speaking about the proposed airport at Chakan and the International Exhibition Center in Moshi, he said the state government would speed up the projects soon.

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