Import of Onions
New Delhi: Government has approved import/ procurement of upto 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to check the ongoing price rise. MMTC has been directed to import upto 1 lakh tonne onions through global/ country-specific import tenders.
Details of onion as procured/ imported by Government in the last five years is given as follows:-
|Year||Procurement (in 000 MT)||Import (in 000 MT)|
Onion are highly perishable commodity that is prone to weight and moisture loss, quality deterioration, sprouting, losses in grading and separation etc.
This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in Rajya Sabha yesterday.