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Cabinet clears import of 1.2 lakh metric tonnes onions

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21 Nov, 19 04:20
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Cabinet clears import of 1.2 lakh metric tonnes onions

The Cabinet has approved import of 1.2 lakh metric tonnes of onions to improve the domestic availability of the key kitchen staple and check prices. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed about the decision at a media briefing after the Cabinet meeting.



On 16th November, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had announced that the government would import 1,00,000 tonnes of onions through state-run MMTC, which has already floated a tender for buying 4,000 tonnes of the commodity from the global market.


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