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India scraps export incentive for onion

Reuters . Mumbai | Published: 00:00, Jun 12,2019

 
 

India withdrew 10 per cent export incentives on onion, the government said in a statement on Tuesday, as prices of the bulb jumped 47 per cent in a month due to dwindling supplies.
The south Asian country had doubled export incentives for onion in December following steep drop in prices that angered farmers.
On Tuesday, wholesale price in the country’s largest onion trading hub, Lasalgaon in the western state of Maharashtra, was 1,330 rupees per 100 kg, up from 673 rupees at the beginning of the year.
India exports onions mainly to Bangladesh, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Sri
Lanka.

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