AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
03 Mar 20, 01:00 PM
Onion Export Approval from March 15
New Delhi: The central government has decided to lift the ban on onion exports from March 15 in view of the protests by farmers due to the sharp fall in wholesale prices of onions in the markets of Maharashtra.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that the government will allow export of onions from March 15 in the interest of farmers. This decision will help increase the income of farmers. The decision to lift the ban on onion exports was taken at a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) last week chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah.
In this regard, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said through a tweet that since the price of onion has stabilised and there has been huge onion production, the government has decided to lift the ban on onion exports. However, the notification has not yet been issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). In September 2019, the government banned onion exports and also imposed a minimum export price, MEP of $850 per tonne of onions.
Source: Agrowon, 2 March 2020
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