Monday, 17 January, 2022
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Topic: onions

Why you may not shed tears over onion prices this year

As of 31 July, agencies have procured over 1.8 LMT of onions — 90% of the aimed buffer stock. This will help price stabilising market interventions should they be needed.

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Onion cargo stranded at Indian ports, borders might get partial clearance, sources say

The partial relaxation might also help export 3,000-4,000 tonnes of onions to Bangladesh, a trader said.

Onion export ban is not the answer — it hurts farmers & India’s image as a reliable exporter

Onion prices have already risen due to heavy rain and crop damage, and could hurt consumers reeling due to income loss in the Covid-induced lockdown.

Bangladesh asks India to resume onion exports, upset over breach of ‘unwritten understanding’

In January this year, India and Bangladesh had reached an agreement that New Delhi will keep Dhaka informed of any such move on onion export in future.

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A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.

Poor storage, panic imports, govt failures led to 2019 onion crisis. It could happen again

Excess monsoon destroyed the kharif onion crop, but there was much administrative failure that led to the prices crossing Rs 150 per kg.

No one wants imported onions. So, Modi govt plans distress sale to states at Rs 10/kg

Govt spent Rs 226 crore to import the onions, but has only sold worth Rs 17-19 crore to the states.

Modi govt wants Bangladesh to buy imported onions after states withdraw demand

Until last week, 18,000 MT of imported onion had arrived but states have only bought 3,000 MT. Modi govt is offering Bangladesh a lower price to buy stock.

States don’t want the imported onions they asked for, govt worried about waste

Delay in the arrival of imported onions and availability of cheaper local varieties has led to states not picking up almost 6,000 MT of the kitchen staple.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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