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India halts onion exports, jacks up export price to $1,200 per tonne news
20 December 2010

The government today moved to call a halt to sky-rocketing onion prices, which moved above Rs60 a kg in retail trade, by suspending its exports till 15 January and raising the minimum export price of the commodity from $525 to $1,200 per tonne.

A meeting of the price fixation advisory committee (PFAC) for fixing the minimum export price (MEP) of onion today revised the minimum export price of onion from $525 to $1200 per tonne (C&F Dubai base).

State marketing agencies such as NAFED, NCCF and others will also voluntarily suspend issuance of `No Objection Certificates' (NOCs) for exports. The NOCs, which have already been issued till today will be effected only at $1,200 per tonne C&F.

NAFED and NCCF will also start retail sale of onion from tomorrow through their own outlets for making available onion to the consumer at a reasonable price.





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India halts onion exports, jacks up export price to $1,200 per tonne