India extends relaxed fumigation norms for onion imports till December 31, 2019

The Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday extended relaxed fumigation norms for imported onions up to December 31, in a bid to improve domestic supply and check prices that have skyrocketed up to Rs 100 per kg, PTI reports. On November 6 this year, the ministry had liberalised fumigation provisions under the Plant Quarantine (PQ) Order, 2003 […]

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India to facilitate onion imports for quick supply as domestic prices rise

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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) through an inter-ministerial committee has again reviewed the prices and availability of onions. During the meeting it was informed by officials that supply disruptions are mainly due to rain and two cyclones and it is expected to improve in the coming days. With supplies running short and onion prices […]

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Heavy untimely rains hit 54 lakh hectare of crops in Maharashtra

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Preliminary estimates by the agriculture department of Maharashtra reveal that standing crop spread over 54 lakh hectare has been damaged by the unseasonal rains. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed officials to conduct Panchanamas so that the government can assess the total damage and consider compensation for farmers. Farmers have demanded immediate Panchnamas to help […]

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Garlic prices surge sharply as rain hits supply; onion bounces back

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After onions, the prices of garlic have jumped sharply over the last one month on lower availability of last year’s crop ahead of the commencement of winter sowing which raises hopes for increase in acreage this year. Data compiled by Nashik-based National Horticultural Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF) shows garlic prices have more than doubled in the last one […]

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India imposes stock limit on onion trade; bans exports

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In view of sustained high price of onions in the market, Central Government has imposed stock limits on onion traders to facilitate release of stocks in the market and prevention of hoarding by traders. Further, the government of India has banned export of onions with immediate effect till further orders for improving domestic availability. Recently, […]

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Onion prices rise by up to 76% on reduced supply from flood-hit states

Onion prices jumped by up to 76 per cent in the last one month due to reduction in arrivals in the agricultural mandis across the country, following floods in major supplying states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Data compiled by Nashik-based National Horticultural Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF) showed the highest jump of 76 […]

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