Govt plans onion godowns in 5 Odisha districts to tame price rise

Bhubaneswar: The state government has planned to set up onion godowns in five districts in Odisha.

The new godowns will come up at Kalahandi, Bargarh, Nuapada, Angul and Boudh districts. Around 6,000 tonne onions can be stored in these godowns, said Odisha State Agricultural Marketing Board (OSAMB) General Manager Dharitri Mishra.

The state government will spend Rs 7.51 crore for construction of these new onion godowns, Mishra added.

The state government has planned to construct onion godowns at Koksara, Junagarh, Borguda, Barada, M. Rampur, Bhawanipatna and Kesinga in Kalahandi district.

Besides, new godowns for onions will come up at Bhatli and Padampur in Bargarh district, Komana in Nuapada district and Luhamunda in Angul district, sources said.

“Two new onion godowns will be constructed in Boudh district,” said the OSAMB General Manager.

These new godowns will be instrumental in tackling rise in onion price in the state, said an official.

At present, the OSAMB has only two onion godowns in Angul and Bolangir districts of Odisha.

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