India exports over 45,000 tonnes onion after lifting ban

New Delhi, May 22, 2024.

India has exported more than 45,000 tonnes of onion since the ban on outbound shipments was lifted early this month, a top government official said on Wednesday.

These exports provided relief to farmers after curbs were imposed to keep domestic supplies steady ahead of general elections.

The world’s biggest vegetable exporter banned exports of the bulb last December and then extended it in March, after a rise in prices triggered by sluggish production.