Government Fixes Ceiling for Traders' Onion Stocks

Published: 05th March 2016 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2016 05:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Illegal hoarding of onions in  large quantities will attract the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Central Act 2 of 1974).

In order to make available onion and controlling its prices, the state government on Friday came out with ‘Telangana Onion Dealers (Licensing, Storage and Regulation) Order, 2016 and it  came into force immediately.

As per the order, in Category-A cities, where population is more than 10 lakh,  traders should not stock not more than 75 quintals of onion. In Category-B areas, all urban areas, the maximum stocking quantity allowed is 40 quintals and in Category-C areas, all rural areas, the maximum hoarding of onion by a single trader can be 30 quintals.  Wholesale and retail traders have to apply for licences. The licence fee for  wholesale trade is Rs 500, retail trade Rs 200 and for both wholesale and retail trade it is Rs 700.

To ensure that onions are available on the market and to have a salutary effect on the availability and prices of onions, no licensee shall, either by himself or by an person on his behalf, store the commodities in excess of the quantities specified in the order.

Place Stock Limit

Category-A 75 Quintals

Category-B 40 Quintals

Category-C 30 Quintals

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