The Barpeta district administration has fixed the price of onion and potato at Rs. 55 and Rs. 13 per kg respectively in retail market.
The soaring price of onion has put the public in dilemma and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury has played a role of dumb on the issue.
It has also been seen that the officials in the district level has shown a drama by visiting the markets to control the price rise of essential commodities but no such action has been taken against the hike in price.
On Wednesday, the district administration of Barpeta has visited the market and takes stock of the price of essential commodities and fixed the price of onion and potato at Rs. 55 and Rs. 13 per kg respectively.
However, the retail traders are not satisfied with the decision of the administration.
The traders said that the wholesale rate of potato is Rs. 1100 per quintal while the price of onion is Rs. 4700 per quintal but still the traders said that they don’t gain any profit.