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‘Bangalore Rose’ onion growers hit hard by Modi govt ban on export, say will affect income

Karnataka BJP MP Tejasvi Surya appealed to the Centre to exempt ‘Bangalore Rose’ from the ban as this special variety is grown for export to Southeast Asian countries.
File photo: Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party chief | PTI

Sharad Pawar demands Centre to reconsider ‘sudden’ ban on onion export

The NCP chief tweeted that Union Minister Piyush Goyal assured him the govt will rethink the decision if there is consensus among ministries.
Vendors carry onion sacks at a market in Mumbai

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

Over the last two weeks, wholesale and retail prices have more than doubled in several markets across India, including the largest wholesale onion market in Nashik.
Workers at a godown in Manmad, Nashik, pack onions in sacks for export to Bangladesh | Vasant Prabhu | ThePrint

Train to Bangladesh comes to the rescue of onion hub Nashik after Covid disrupts business

Railways arranged special trains to Bangladesh — a big market for onions — to help lockdown-hit Nashik farmers save their harvest from complete ruin.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Onion prices could spike again in Sept-Dec as govt’s short of buffer stock procurement target

The government had nearly doubled its buffer stock target to 1 lakh metric tonnes after last year’s price rise, but so far, it has only procured 45,000 MT.
Workers sort onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Onion prices likely to fall this year as govt forecasts 7% rise in production

Onion prices had skyrocketed to Rs 100 per kg in several parts of the country last November due to a 30-40 per cent dip in its production.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s Great Onion Crisis of 2019 is coming to an end

Onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra are expected to plunge to about Rs 20-25 per kilogram from mid-January.
Women sort onions in Chikmagalur, Karnataka | PTI

This is how India can make sure onions are available throughout the year and at good price

India produces about 22.43 million tonnes of onion a year, but consumes only about 15.5 million tonnes. Hence, steady exports are necessary to maintain prices, writes Indian horticulture commissioner.
Vendors carry onion sacks at a market in Mumbai

Govt further limits retailers from stocking onions to 2 tonnes

State govts have been directed to undertake anti-hoarding operations with immediate effect. Last week, the govt had reduced the cap to 5 tonnes from 10 tonnes.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

If 10 years from now you see 30 types of onions in Indian markets, this is how it happened

In 2019, people think lakhs of voters will ignore their community, leaders, party and freebies, to vote against a govt under which onions became expensive.

On Camera

Dear Pakistanis, don’t get swayed by Nawaz Sharif. Think of all I do for PM Imran Khan

Truth be told, Nawaz Sharif has always been jealous of the Pakistani Army, for he is the only leader who saw our political potential in Kargil, or during the 1999 coup.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?