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Consumer Affairs Deptt's App Improves Tracking Of Essential Commodities

Citing the recently-launched price monitoring app by the Consumer Affairs Department, the Centre on February 28 revealed that wholesale and retail prices of 22 essential commodities have improved significantly. Reportedly, the January 2021-launched app monitors essential commodities' prices, including of oils, pulses, grains, vegetables and other groceries, from 127 centres. The app provides real-time, geo-tagged wholesale and retail prices… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Essential Commodities, Buffer Stock, Consumer Affairs, Onion

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Sharad Pawar

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Sharad Pawar Says Country Needs Comprehensive Policy To Tackle Onion Price Rise

Sharad Pawar has requested the onion traders of Nashik to reopen auctioning of onions in APMCs. He attributed the rise in its prices to Centre's decisions to ban onion export and limiting the stocking up of onions by traders. He further said that he will speak with the Centre regarding the decisions and added that a comprehensive policy was the need. He also slammed the Centre for dropping onion from essential commodities list. 

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 06:20 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Sharad Pawar, Nashik , Onion, Export

Courtesy: Deccan Herald


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Onions Stuck In Transit to Bangladesh Allowed to be Exported

Following requests from Bangladesh, India has decided to allow the export of 11,000 tonnes of onions that are in transit to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has expressed "deep concern" over the matter calling it "abrupt". Bangladesh said, according to the understanding between the two countries, it expected India to convey the news in advance. Indian government has imposed a ban on export of onions with immediate effect from September 14.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 09:21 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Onion, Bangladesh, Exports, India

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Sharad Pawar

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Sharad Pawar Asks Piyush Goyal To Review Onion Ban Decision

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, met Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on September 15 and recommended to rethink on the Government's decision to ban the export of onions. He said that the onions had a higher demand globally and an abrupt ban on export will dent India's image. He added that farmers were also unhappy with the decision. Reportedly, Goyal has informed him that he will discuss the same with concerned… read-more

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 03:50 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Sharad Pawar, Piyush Goyal, Exports, Onion


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Central Government Bans Export of All Varieties of Onions

The Union government on September 14 prohibited the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect. The decision comes amid surge in the prices of onion due to its less availability in the domestic retail market. Reportedly, this year' heavy rains have hit the onion production badly. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) informed, "The export of all varieties of onions… read-more

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 04:37 AM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Onion, Domestic Market, Central Government, Commerce ministry

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Onion Prices Likely to Soar as Excessive Rains Damaged the Crops

Wholesale and retail prices of onions have started soaring across the country after several parts experienced excess rainfall leading to floods and crop damage. The good quality early-kharif onion crop producing states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra have been severely affected. In major markets, prices have doubled while supply has, reportedly, halved. According to reports by The Print, prices can go upto Rs… read-more

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 11:47 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Onion, Inflation, Nashik , Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra

Courtesy: The Print