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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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