Onion import

Now, buy onions on loan in Varanasi by keeping Aadhaar card as mortgage

In Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP is in power, some workers of Samajwadi Party’s youth wing came up with a unique way to lodge their protest against rising onion prices by setting up a counter in Varanasi where they gave 'onions on loan'.

Dec 01, 2019, 13:07 PM IST

Centre to import onions from Iran, Turkey, Egypt; ease process to ensure quick supply

This decision was taken at a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee on Tuesday as it again reviewed the prices and availability of onions.

Nov 06, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Onion crisis: India imports 18,000 tonnes from Egypt

As onion prices continue at a high of Rs 60-70, India is importing large quantities of the much-needed vegetable from Egypt, which has exported 18,000 tonnes to India during the last two months.

Oct 03, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

MMTC floats tender for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion

State-owned MMTC has invited bids for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion from countries like Pakistan, Egypt, China and Afghanistan to boost domestic supply and check prices.

Aug 29, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

Govt okays bids for 1K tonnes of onion import, to buy more

The government, under pressure to check retail onion prices that have shot up to Rs 80 per kg across the country, Thursday approved bids for import of 1,000 tonnes of onion at Rs 45 per kg and has decided to buy more from overseas markets to boost domestic supply.

Aug 27, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Government to import onions to bring down price, says minister

Union Minister for Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar defended the government on the issue of rising onion prices here Monday and claimed that the BJP never coined slogans like "Acche Din Aayenge (good days will come)".

Aug 24, 2015, 22:31 PM IST

With onion prices hitting Rs 80/kg, Centre asks states to crack whip on hoarders

Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharasthra, Asia's biggest onion market, have almost touched Rs 60/kg, while retail prices across the country have risen up to Rs 80 per kg, adding to consumer woes.

Aug 24, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Onion prices to rise further due to tight supplies?

Onion prices, which are already ruling at around Rs 80 per kg in most parts of the country, are likely to increase further by 10 percent on tight supplies due to unseasonal rains affecting the crops.

Aug 24, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Centre importing 10,000 tonnes onion, asks states to curb hoarding

With retail price of onion crossing Rs 50 per kg, the Centre Monday said it is in the process of importing 10,000 tonnes of onions and asked states to crack down on hoarders to ensure adequate supplies in the market.

Aug 03, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Govt relaxes onion import norms

In a cautious move against possible hike in onion prices in the festive season, the government Monday relaxed norms for import of the kitchen staple till November to boost domestic supply and check rates.

Sep 01, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

India imported 8,041 tonnes of onion in Sept-Nov: Thomas

India imported more than 8,041 tonnes of onions during the period between September 1 and November 13 to contain the rise in the vegetable's prices, Parliament was informed Monday.

Dec 09, 2013, 19:04 PM IST

Onion import plans come to nought

Government's plans to import onion to rein in its high prices have come a cropper as five of the six bids received were invalid and one eligible supplier quoted high price.

Oct 29, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

Onion prices to come down in next 10 days: Thomas

Onion prices have been ruling at Rs 70-90 per kg in most parts of the country and even touched Rs 100 per kg in some cities like Patna and Jammu.

Oct 25, 2013, 13:38 PM IST

India may import onion from Pakistan

With the Centre mulling onion import to boost supplies, Amritsar based traders have asked their counterparts in Pakistan to seek permission for onion export to India through Attari-Wagah land route in a bid to enhance its availability in the country.

Aug 16, 2013, 19:38 PM IST

Onion crisis: Govt puts curbs on exports, looks for import

With onion prices soaring to Rs 80 per kg in major cities, the government Wednesday took steps to boost supplies of the commodity by importing them and curbing their exports.

Aug 14, 2013, 14:33 PM IST