India bans export of all varieties of onion
“Rates have increased and there is shortage of onion in the domestic market. While this shortage is seasonal, a huge amount of exports were done in the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said an official aware of the development.
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Govt bans export of all varieties of onion with immediate effect
India on Monday prohibited the export of all varieties of onion except those cut, sliced or in powder form. “The export of all varieties of ...
Wholesale onion prices nearly double as supply declines
At the benchmark Lasalgaon wholesale market, prices touched 16 per kg on Monday after rising for a fortnight. In some other markets, prices were even higher.
Onions lying on ports to be exported to countries including Bangladesh
The central government on Monday banned the export of all varieties of onions except those cut, sliced or broken in powder form, with immediate effect, in an apparent move aimed at increasing domestic supply and reducing the prices.
Move to ban onion exports draws flak
Pawar pointed out that the majority of the farmers practise dry land farming, meaning they can cultivate the crop only once during the monsoon. “These farmers have very small land holdings and the ban has impacted them the most.”
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The present law dilutes the power of the middleman. The farmer is now free to sell his produce to whoever he wants to at whatever price he negotiates. It basically removes the middleman, the adhtiya, who operate in the mandi, i.e. the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). So the farmer has more options, and how can that be a bad thing?
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Nafed procures 25,000 tonnes of onion so far to create buffer stock
Nafed on Sunday said it has procured 25,000 tonnes of onion so far from farmer producer organisations (FPOs), cooperatives and direct purchase centres at the prevailing rates for creating a buffer stock on behalf of the government.