Onion MEP

Centre asks states to impose stock limits on onion traders

Centre asks states to impose stock limits on onion traders

Retail onion prices in the national capital have risen to Rs 38/kg as of today from Rs 22/kg in the year-ago period.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked the commerce ministry to fix export floor price of onion at USD 450 a tonne and remove export sops to curb shipments and boost local supply, even as he blamed hoarders for spike in onion prices.

Aug 11, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Onion exports fall 10% to 6.95 lakh tonnes in Apr-Dec

Onion exports fall 10% to 6.95 lakh tonnes in Apr-Dec

 The country's onion exports declined by 10 percent to 6.95 lakh tonnes during April-December period of the ongoing fiscal due to restrictions on outbound shipments.

Mar 27, 2016, 12:43 PM IST
Price crash: Govt scraps minimum export price on onions to wipe tears of farmers

Price crash: Govt scraps minimum export price on onions to wipe tears of farmers

Know how the removal of minimum export price (MEP) will check falling prices of onions...

Dec 24, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Maharashtra govt wants onion MEP to go as price falls to Rs 10/kg

In August, the government had hiked onion MEP to USD 700 per tonne.

Dec 08, 2015, 15:34 PM IST
Govt hikes onion MEP to $700/tonne to check prices

Govt hikes onion MEP to $700/tonne to check prices

The decision to increase onion MEP to USD 700 per tonne from USD 425 is taken as prices of onions at both wholesale and retail levels have been rising on lower output due to unseasonal rains earlier.

Aug 22, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

Govt steeply hikes minimum export price for onion to $425/tonne

Government on Friday increased sharply the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by USD 175 per tonne to USD 425 per tonne to ensure adequate domestic supply and contain price rise.

Jun 26, 2015, 20:29 PM IST

Govt hikes minimum export price of onion to $425 per tonne

The government on Friday hiked the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 425 per tonne to improve the domestic supply and curb prices.

Jun 26, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Government cuts minimum export price of onion to $250/tonne

The government has slashed the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by USD 50 per tonne to USD 250 per tonne, a move which would help in encouraging exports of the commodity.

Apr 08, 2015, 23:29 PM IST

Govt cuts minimum export price of onion to $350/tonne

The government Wednesday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 350 per tonne following improvement in domestic supply situation and softening of prices.

Aug 20, 2014, 23:29 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 02, 2014, 13:12 PM IST

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

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.

Jun 17, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

Private entities allowed to export onions

With domestic supplies of onion improving and wholesale prices crashing, the government Wednesday allowed even private entities to export the commodity.

Mar 12, 2014, 23:28 PM IST

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

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.

Dec 26, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

Govt sharply cuts onion MEP to $350 a tonne

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

Dec 19, 2013, 19:51 PM IST

Minimum export price of onion reduced to $800 per tonne

The government on Monday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) for onion to USD 800 per tonne from USD 1,150 per tonne earlier.

Dec 17, 2013, 00:42 AM IST

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

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

Nov 22, 2013, 18:37 PM IST

Govt hikes onion export price to $1,150/tonne to check prices

On September 19, the government had raised the MEP to USD 900 per tonne, from USD 650 per tonne imposed on August 14. Onions can't be exported below the MEP.

Nov 04, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

Onion export rate hiked, govt says prices to ease 2-3 weeks

To curb rising onion prices, the government Thursday hiked the minimum export price (MEP) of the vegetable to USD 900 per tonne.

Sep 19, 2013, 18:57 PM IST

Onion price: Centre mulls MEP hike; asks states to check speculation

The Centre has directed states to take action against traders who create an artificial shortage of onions and is considering curbs on overseas sales by increasing the minimum export price to USD 900 a tonne.

Sep 18, 2013, 15:23 PM IST