States Shun Imported Onions, Centre Worries Stock May Rot

Millennium Post Delhi|January 15, 2020

States Shun Imported Onions, Centre Worries Stock May Rot
NEW DELHI: Forced to import onions to check spike in prices, the Union government now fears that the key kitchen staple may rot in godowns as states have shown little interest in buying them despite its offer to bear transportation cost.

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the Centre is offering onions to states at Rs 55 per kg landed cost and is ready to bear the cost of transporting the commodity.

While the Centre alone can import onions, it depends on states for retailing them to consumers.

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January 15, 2020