SME Times News Bureau | 12 Aug, 2017
Union Food Minister Ram Vilas
Paswan on Friday said he has asked Commerce Ministry to withdraw the
incentive and impose higher minimum export price (MEP) on onion export
to ensure adequate availability in the domestic market, which will help
keeping prices in control.
"Commerce Ministry has been requested
to withdraw the incentive on export of onion for adequate availability
of onion for domestic consumption (It) has been requested for imposition
of MEP of USD 450/ MT on onion in order to keep the prices of onion
under control," he said in a tweet.
Poduction of onion this year
is about 215 lakh tonnes while it was 209 lakh tonnes last year, said
Paswan, while blaming hoarders and middlemen for the hike in the price
"State governments have been requested to take stringent action against such people," he said.
to the Consumer Affairs Ministry, onions in Delhi on Friday were sold
in Delhi at Rs 36 per kg as compared to Rs 21 per kg a month ago.