PEOPLE CRY FOR ONION AND CURSE THE GOVERNMENT
Price rise is one of the biggest menace which is affecting the people in general and the government in particular. Cost of essential things have changed the political equations and led to unrest in the minds of people
The rising price of the onions and essential commodities are actually due to the large stocks which gets accumulated in one place, but due to lack of proper management the goods gets destroyed. Indian cuisine is incomplete without the onions. The supply of the onions in India originates from Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Government has been providing the minimum support price MSP for rice and wheat. However the government has not been able to introduce a minimum support price for onions, milk, egg and fish. Inadequate supply of the good quality food and not able to modernize the food supply has led to the shortage of food in India. Every year we are creating on Australia in the process, the demand for the food will always be higher than the supply of food.
The increase in the price of onion is a bad news for our economy. The government has not been able to reduce the prices of the essential commodities. The congress led government suffered its worst defeat in the last 60 years in four states like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. We must promote the local retailers to sell good quality onions at a reasonable price. The government must try to encourage the produce of all agricultural crops and also prevent bad quality crops. Food Corporation of India must be modernized and they must deliver the product to the needy within a stipulated time. We must stop the import of the goods and services and encourage the export of agricultural produce. The position of farmers has reduced considerably and most of them have committed suicide. Politicians blame the price rise on the weather; however the people must be alert and must rise to the occasion and shout against the anti people policies of the government.