As India bans export of onions, Bangladesh issues over 200 import permits for 88,000 tonnes of onions

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Bangladesh importers have been eagerly waiting for onion consignments to get cleared from Chittagong port, a day after the Indian government allowed pre-contracted onions to enter the markets. According to the Chittagong Plant Quarantine Station, more than 200 import permits (IPs) were issued for 88,045 tonnes of onions from September 3 to 17. Of them, 3,320 tonnes are from the […]

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India bans onion exports, Maharashtra farmers agitate for its removal

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A day after the Centre banned exports of onions to contain a spike in domestic prices, farmers in the largest onion cultivating state of Maharashtra, held agitations, calling the move “arbitrary”, seeking removal of the ban. Prices of onions at Lasalgaon, Nashik,  the country’s biggest onion market in Maharashtra, have doubled to Rs 3,000 per quintal […]

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Onion prices in India threaten to rise again on fall in production fears and rise in festive season demand

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Come October-November, onion prices may skyrocket, like they did last year and around the same time in many of the previous years, exposing the absence of a policy paradigm to ensure price stability of India’s staple vegetable, despite it being a political hot potato, Financial Express reports. Already, wholesale onion prices have nearly doubled within […]

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