Onion prices crossed the ₹100 per kg mark in Delhi earlier this week, while retail rates are hovering around ₹80 per kg in several metros.
In a bid to tame soaring onion prices, the Centre on Friday asked public sector trading agency MMTC to import one lakh tonnes of onions for distribution between November 15 and December 15. The MMTC has already issued a tender to import 2,000 tonnes of onions from Dubai and is exploring options in Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, officials said.
The Consumer Affairs Ministry directed MMTC to take steps to import one lakh tonnes ...
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