Govt contracts to import additional 12,660 tonnes of onions

Centre has contracted to import an additional 12,660 tonnes of onions and the shipment will start reaching India from 27th of this month onwards.

An official release said that with this, the total quantity of imports that have been contracted so far reached approximately 30,000 tonnes.

Onion prices have crossed 100 rupees per kilo mark for the second week in a row, as government efforts to cool the rates seem to be taking more time than expected.

Department of Consumer Affairs has also directed state-owned trading agency MMTC to issue fresh tenders for additional 15,000 tonnes of onions.

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