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Modi govt bans export of all varieties of onions to check price rise

The move is aimed at increasing the availability of onions in the domestic market. In the national capital, prices touched Rs 40 per kg.

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New Delhi: The government on Monday banned the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect, a move aimed at increasing availability and checking price of the commodity in the domestic market.

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

The DGFT, an arm of the commerce ministry, deals with exports and imports-related issues.

The provisions under transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under this notification.

In the national capital, onion prices were ruling at around Rs 40 per kilogram.

Also read: Onion prices could touch Rs 100/kg by Oct as heavy rain damaged early-kharif crop, rabi stock


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