BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis wrote in his letter, “Maharashtra’s onion demand is high internationally, it also gives a fair price to farmers.” After the ban on exports, the farmer is very hurt and sad. Therefore, I request you to immediately withdraw the ban on exports. I hope you make the right decision.
Maharashtra Agriculture Minister said – will meet Sharad Pawar
On the other hand, Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dada Bhus said that a delegation headed by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar will meet Sharad Pawar in Delhi to ban the export of onion.
Pune Congress president Ramesh Bhargava said that despite the lockdown, farmers grew onions and now that they are about to get good returns, the Center has banned its exports. He said that this is an injustice against the farmers and the Center should take this decision back. In Thane too, the party performed under the leadership of Vikrant Chavan, president of the city unit. The protest was held outside the party office where protesters raised slogans against the Center over the ban. Party workers were seen garlanding onions outside the district office during a protest in Pune.
Last year was also banned
It is noteworthy that in September 2019, the government banned the export of onions and also imposed an MEP of $ 850 per ton onion. At that time, onion prices had gone up due to the difference between demand and supply. Major onion producing states including Maharashtra were short of onions due to heavy rains and floods. The export of a commodity below the MEP rate is not permitted.
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