Centre prohibits exports of onions

Patna: Farmers busy sorting onions after their harvest at their agricultural field in Patna .

New Delhi, (Asian independent) The Centre on Monday decided to prohibit export of onions with immediate effect.

“The export of all varieties of onions… is prohibited, with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification in this regard.

“The provisions under ‘Transitional Arrangement’ shall not be applicable under this notification.”

In the revised policy, export of all varieties including ‘Bangalore Rose’ onions and ‘Krishnapuram’ onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form, have been prohibited.