India makes an exception to ban on export to help tide over crisis in neighbouring country
NEW DELHI: Bangladesh will receive a large consignment of onions from this weekend after India decided to make an exception for Dhaka in the 14 September order that banned export of onions.
In an internal government communication seen by The Hindu, officials instructed India-Bangladesh border trade points to release the consignment of onions that Dhaka had already paid for before the ban order had come into effect.
“You are accordingly requested to take further necessary action in the matter and pass on necessary directions to your field formations to allow export of such eligible consignments,” stated an email from Nitish Suri, Deputy, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Exports) (DGFT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
The onion ban has caused a crisis in Bangladesh, with…