Centre to import 1 lakh tonnes onion to check price rise: Paswan

Centre to import 1 lakh tonnes onion to check price rise: Paswan

The government on Saturday decided to import 1 lakh tonnes of onion to control prices that have shot up to about Rs 100 per kg in the retail market. While state-owned trading firm MMTC will import onions, cooperative Nafed will supply the key kitchen items in the domestic market. "The government has taken a decision to import one lakh tonnes of onion to control prices", Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a tweet.

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