Maharashtra: Nashik farmers protest Centre’s ban on onion exports

Nashik, September 15

Farmers in Nashik’s Lasalgaon space, residence to among the many largest onion markets on the planet, and another buying and selling spots within the district on Tuesday took to the streets in protest towards a ban on export of the kitchen staple.

Agitations came about in Mungse, Pimpalgaon, Nampur and Umrane markets and protesting farmers stalled auctions underway for some 10,000 quintals that had arrived, and in addition tried to cease site visitors within the neighborhood, together with on the Mumbai-Agra Highway that skirts previous Umrane, officers mentioned.

At Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), Asia’s largest onion market, auctions began on Tuesday morning at a value of Rs 2,200 per quintal, a determine that angered farmers who claimed the ban on exports was bringing down charges within the home markets.

On Monday, charges had been 1,100 per quintal on the minimal facet, Rs 3,209 on the utmost finish and Rs 2,950 on a median, however the choice to ban exports introduced down the value to Rs 2,700 per quintal hours later, protesting farmers mentioned.

The Union authorities on Monday banned the export of all sorts of onions with quick impact, a transfer geared toward rising availability and checking value of the commodity within the home market.

“The export of all varieties of onions is prohibited with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) mentioned in a notification.

The DGFT, an arm of the commerce ministry, offers with exports and imports-related points. PTI

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