Onion Export

  • No need to ban onion exports, says Prithviraj Chavan October 24, 2013

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that he doesn't think it was necessary to put a ban on export of onions. "Fresh arrivals of onions, plenty of arrivals, new crops will come in another 15 days, so there will be no shortage at all," asserted Chavan. He added...
  • Onion prices will not increase: Food Minister September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The ban on export of onions was lifted on Tuesday after an EGOM meeting but food minister K V Thomas has said that this was a political decision, emphasising that in a federal structure interests of the states have to be kept in mind. "It is always a...
  • Onion lobby wins as govt lifts ban on export September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre has lifted the ban on onion exports after pressure from Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and protests by farmers. The decision will be reviewed after a fortnight. The government had imposed a ban on onion exports on September 9 to check its spiralling...
  • Centre lifts ban on onion exports September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Government on Tuesday lifted the ban on onion exports. Maharashtra NCP chief Madhukar Pichad had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma demanding withdrawal of the ban on onion exports. The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) had banned onion export on September 9...
  • Centre divided over onion export ban September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The export ban on onions has lead to tension in Maharashtra with farmers on protest and markets shutting down. The decision on the ban has the government split down the middle. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet state officials on Saturday to review the situation. Under pressure,...
  • Government lifts ban on export of onions February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The onion traders lobby has forced the Central Government to lift the ban on exporting onions. The Group of Ministers on Food met in New Delhi on Thursday and decided to lift the ban on onion exports. The rate of exporting onions has been fixed at $600 per...
  • Pakistan to resume exporting onions to India January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistan will resume exporting onions to India, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Thursday, just a day after Pakistani authorities decided to ban its export through Wagah-Attari road route. Krishna said in New Delhi on Friday that Pakistan will send more quantity of onion sent by ship and...
  • Pakistan bans onion export via Wagah border January 6, 2011

    Chandigarh: Pakistan has imposed a complete ban on the export of onion to India via Wagah-Attari land route, a development which may hit Centre's efforts in rein in skyrocketing prices of bulb in the country. "Pakistan government has banned the supply of onion to India via...