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Govt bans export of onions to check soaring prices, increase availability

The DGFT, an arm of the commerce ministry, deals with exports and imports-related issues

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onion exports | Centre | DGFT

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Onion, onion prices
In the national capital, onion prices were ruling at around Rs 40 per kilogram.

The government on Monday banned the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect, a move aimed at increasing availability and checking price of the commodity in the domestic market.

"The export of all varieties of onions... is prohibited with immediate effect," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

The DGFT, an arm of the commerce ministry, deals with exports and imports-related issues.

The provisions under transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under this notification.

In the national capital, onion prices were ruling at around Rs 40 per kilogram.

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First Published: Mon, September 14 2020. 22:55 IST
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