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India may release the onion that was tendered before last Sunday

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  • 16 September, 2020 17:23:21

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News Desk: The consignment of onion, which was tendered before last Sunday, may be allowed to be exported from Wednesday. As a result, onion importers at Hili land port in Dinajpur are seeing the possibility of starting onion import.

On Monday, the Indian government stopped exporting onions to Bangladesh on the pretext of price rise due to crisis in their domestic market. As a result, 250 to 300 Indian trucks loaded with onions got stuck in the Indian part of Healy land port.

The non-importation of onions from India for two days had a major impact on prices in the port markets. In this way 40 kg onion is sold at 80 to 100 rupees in one jump.

Meanwhile, Harun Ur Rashid, president of Healy Land Port Importers and Exporters Group, quoted Ramnath Saha, an exporter from Balurghat, India, as saying at around 9:30 pm on Tuesday that the government could allow the export of onions to Bangladesh. It is expected that onions will enter Bangladesh through Healy land port from Wednesday.

Haroon Ur Rashid further said that this is the statement of Indian exporters. But they have not yet received any government instructions.

Meanwhile, three railway racks with 42 wagons loaded with onions and 150 trucks loaded with onions are stuck at Petrapol port on the other side of Benapole waiting to enter Bangladesh as India has stopped onion exports.

A letter signed by Amit Yadav, Director General of India's Foreign Trade Branch, said that onion exports to Bangladesh have been stopped to keep the onion market in India stable. However, the LC price can be exported at ৭ 750.

All the onion trucks that are stuck at Petrapole port with LC for ড 300 can be re-LC for ৭ 650 and the stuck onion can be exported to Bangladesh.

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