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2024-02-19 18:57:07

India removes ban on Onions import

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India removes ban on Onions import

India has allowed exports of onions on government-to-government basis to some countries including Bangladesh, on recommendation of India's External Affairs Ministry, according to a report published in the Economic Times published on Monday.

One of the persons aware of the matter said a limited quantity of onion exports has been allowed for bilateral purposes though no decision has been taken on lifting a complete ban on onion exports. Details of the exporting agency could not be ascertained.

Another person said the Indian government has permitted exports of onions in limited quantities to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bahrain, Bhutan and Nepal, among others.

India, the world's second largest onion exporter, had banned shipments of the kitchen staple in December 2023 till March 2024 due to rising domestic prices and potential shortages. This led to a surge in onion prices in neighbouring countries including Bangladesh.

Bd-pratidin English/Lutful Hoque

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