Agriculture After six months, government decides to lift ban on onion exports Updated : February 26, 2020 10:29 PM IST The lifting of the ban would be effective once the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issues a notification in this regard. In March alone, onion arrivals are expected to be as high as 40.68 lakh tonne (metric tonne) when compared with 28.44 lakh tonne in the year-ago period. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.