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Paswan seeks ban on onion exports before allowing imports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:03

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has suggested to the Commerce Ministry to first impose a ban on onion exports before allowing imports from other countries to boost domestic supply and check prices.

Govt raises onion export price by 67% to $500/tonne to cool local prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:12

Exports will now be possible only at or above USD 500 per tonne. The government on June 17 set the minimum price at USD 300 per tonne.

Govt imposes $300/tonne MEP on onion exports to check price

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:41

Concerned over rising onion rates, the government on Tuesday imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of USD 300 per tonne on the kitchen staple to curb overseas sales and check retail prices.

Onion exports fall to 1.21 lakh tonnes in Jan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:08

Onion exports in January fell marginally to 1.21 lakh tonnes compared with the previous month due to lower export value realisation.

Wholesale onion prices fall to Rs 4.70/kg, lowest in FY14

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 18:48

Wholesale onion prices at Nashik dropped to Rs 4.70 a kg Wednesday, the lowest level so far in this financial year, as supplies continued to rise and exports were expected to decline.

Onion export floor price more than halved to $150 a tonne

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 19:41

The government on Thursday more than halved the minimum export price of onions to USD 150 a tonne to encourage overseas shipments amid a crash in local wholesale prices and protests by farmers.

Govt sharply cuts onion MEP to $350 a tonne

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:51

The government on Thursday steeply cut the minimum export price of onion to USD 350 a tonne from USD 800 per tonne.

Onion exports down 86% to 22,000 tonnes in Oct

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:37

Onion exports stood at 1,54,957 tonnes in October 2012, while the shipments were at 19,218 tonnes in September this year.

Onions bring smiles to faces of Indian tourists in Thailand

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:45

"It's time to look for dishes that are garnished with onions. Back home it's now a luxury," said Arshuman Singh, who was here on a holiday with his wife Divya.

NAFED floats tender to import Onions amid high domestic prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:55

After Onions touched an all time high of Rs 90 per kg, co-operative major NAFED on Wednesday floated tender for import of the bulb from Pakistan, Iran, China and Egypt.

Govt may ban onion exports to check price rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:52

The government is mulling banning onion exports to contain prices, which have risen back to the Rs 80-90/kg level in the national capital owing to supply crunch.

Onion back at Rs 80/kg in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 17:26

Onion prices have risen again to Rs 75-80 per kg, up by about 30 percent from Rs 60/kg level in the last week.