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Amidst price rise and shortage, government bans onion export

The prices of onions are currently at the highest level since September 2015. Earlier, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar had stated that the prices will come down in a few days.

The government of India has banned the export of all varieties of onions. As per a notification published by the ministry of commerce and industries on 29 September 2019, the government has ordered that the export of all varieties of onions are banned with an immediate effect.

Via Nistula Hebbar on Twitter

It is notable here that the prices of onions are currently at the highest level since September 2015. On September 26, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had asked the states to buy onions from Centre and asserted that their requirements would be fulfilled immediately.

In national capital Delhi, the prices of onion had touched Rs 70 per kg. Delhi government had availed 70 mobile vans selling onions at Rs 23.90 per kg. Earlier, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar had stated that the prices will come down in a few days. He had added that prices have shot of due to tight supply. The government was also considering stock limiting.

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