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Govt bans onion exports to check high prices

Exports of all varieties of onions, excluding these that are lower, sliced or in powder variety, have been banned by the governing administration on Monday, with quick impact, in a shift to examine spiralling prices in the local marketplace.

The Directorate Basic of Overseas Trade, in a notification, specified that export of onions, which was so significantly cost-free, is now prohibited. “The provisions underneath transitional arrangement shall not be relevant underneath this notification,” it extra.

In Delhi, onion prices have been ruling at a higher of about ₹ forty per kilogram, creating discontentment among prospective buyers.

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