Highlights

  • If successful in Delhi, this initiative could be expanded to other cities

  • Expansions to metro cities like Chennai, Mumbai, and Bengaluru

  • The objective is to make subsidized food items more accessible to a wider audience

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Soon, buy your atta, dal and onions at subsidised prices at Delhi metro stations

Starting at Rajiv Chowk metro station and expanding to 15-20 high-traffic stations, this initiative aims to provide subsidized rates on items like flour, onions, and pulses. Depending on how it works in Delhi, this initiative could be expanded to other metros 

Soon, buy your atta, dal and onions at subsidised prices at Delhi metro stations

Finding it difficult to find time for your grocery shopping? Well, if you're a Delhi metro commuter then there's good news for you. You will soon be able to do your basic provision shopping for items such as flour, onions, dals at the metro station itself.

The government plans to introduce retail stores operated by the National Cooperative Consumers' Federation of India (NCCF) at 15-20 high-traffic metro stations this month, offering these items at subsidized rates, as per The Economic Times.

If successful in Delhi, this initiative could expand to metro cities like Chennai, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. The objective is to make subsidized food items more accessible to a wider audience. Previously, NCCF sold tomatoes at subsidized rates in Delhi when market prices surged above Rs 200 per kilogram.

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NCCF had earlier collaborated with e-commerce platform magicpin to sell groceries, including onions and pulses, at reduced prices through the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). This partnership came after a successful stint where tomatoes were sold at Rs 70 per kilogram when market prices soared above Rs 100.

Currently, NCCF is retailing onions at a subsidized rate of Rs 25 per kilogram in Delhi, with plans to extend this subsidy to other states beyond the Delhi-NCR region, aiming to cover all states from Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala, as per a recent statement by NCCF.


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