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Government approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion to curb price rise

Updated : November 21, 2019 06:26 AM IST

On November 16, food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan had announced that the government will import 1,00,000 tonnes of onions.
The government is also facilitating private imports and also relaxed phytosanitary and fumigation norms until December.
The all-India average retail price of onion stood at Rs 60.38 per kg on November 15, compared with Rs 22.84 per kg on the same date last year.
Government approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion to curb price rise
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