Decision to export onion after prices stabilise: Paswan

Decision to export onion after prices stabilise: Paswan

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New Delhi, Feb 5 : Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said in the Lok Sabha that the Government will take a decision regarding the export of onions as soon as the prices of the commodity come under control. "Whenever the price of onion will stabilise in the country, a decision in regard to it's export will be taken," Paswan said, during an intervention in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address to Parliament.

During the debate, while raising the issue of loss to farmers due to drop in onion prices, NCP member Supriya Sule said after the arrival of the new crop, the farmers of Maharashtra are not getting the price of onion for Rs two per kg. Therefore, the government should consider allowing the onion export again. "We are considering that.

The price of onion went up to Rs 150 per quintal in between. The Centre had imported 41000 tonnes of onions, but the state governments have purchased only 1,600 tonnes of onions. Price still has not come under control. Whenever the price stabilises, we will decide on it's export," Paswan said in his intervention. (UNI)