Shopkeepers were found to be stocking onions illegally.
The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration on Wednesday carried out raids on several shops after receiving inputs that many of them were hoarding onion taking advantage of the volatility in its pricing.
During the raid, a total of Rs 86,500 fine was imposed on three vendors at Harola Market in Sector 5, Noida.
They were found stocking onion illegally and thereby adding to skyrocketing price of the vegetable. Two of the three sellers were identified as Kaluram and Gaurav.
On the directions of District magistrate BN Singh, the cost of onion has been fixed at Rs 38 per kg at six centers – Sector 88 (GB Nagar), Ambedkar Nagar (Greater Noida), Sector 45, Sector 11 and Bhangel (Noida) on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, to cushion the impact of rising onion prices on the public, the Delhi Government is selling onion at a subsidised of Rs 23.9 per kg at 400 fair shops and 70 mobile vans across Delhi since September 28. After Navratri, 70 more mobile vans are expected to be added to meet the demand.