Agri Business

First lot of Pak onions to reach Delhi by Jan 7

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 05, 2011 Published on January 01, 2011

Porters unload onions at India-Pakistan Wagah border   -  Business Line

As part of series of measures to increase the availability of onions, India has contracted import of onions and the first lot from Pakistan is scheduled to reach Delhi on January 7.

The import would be done through the state-run trading firm PEC and the State Trading Corporation under the Ministry of Commerce, official sources said.

The exact quantity is not known, the sources said, adding that it is coming in two or three lots.

The Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma, said he hoped this would further soften the prices.

Mr Sharma has also spoken to the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, to ensure immediate distribution of imported onions through Mother Dairy outlets, the sources said.

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Published on January 01, 2011
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