Govt lifts export curbs on onions
Mumbai: India will allow unrestricted export of onions, the Government said in a recent order, as prices of the vegetable fell over a third in a month. The world’s biggest exporter of onion had imposed curbs on overseas sales late last year in an attempt to soften local prices.
In November, the Government set a minimum price of $850 per tonne for overseas sale of onions, but subsequently reduced it to $700 per tonne.
Unrestricted exports from India could soften prices in key importing countries such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka, traders said.