Pawar predicts excess onion influx in the winter
Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 21:45
Satara: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there could be an excess onion harvest in the country post-October, which will bring the prices down.
Speaking at a press conference here, Pawar said whether the export of the onion is allowed or banned, the government has to face criticism either way.
He said that the recent agitation by the onion farmers in Maharashtra against ban on exports was unnecessary, as the ban was temporary.
Pawar however conceded that farmers often do not get good returns in the market.
First Published: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 21:45