Onion prices: Govt to keep import window open

The onion prices have come down to about Rs 35-40 a kg in the national capital.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:January 30, 2011 1:56 pm

To prevent a repeat of last month situation when exorbitant onion prices stung the common man to tears,the government today said it is open to importing more of this vegetable to ensure better supply to masses.

“I have kept my import window open. I do not know what will happen tomorrow,I do not know what will happen day after,” Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said.

He was replying to a query if the government would consider lifting ban on onion export and stop importing this kitchen staple through public sector firms – STC and PEC – as price of the vegetable has starting coming down.

The onion prices have come down to about Rs 35-40 a kg in the national capital. Its prices rocketed to as high as Rs 70-85 per in December 20.

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