States Refuse to Lift Onions Imported by MMTC

Based on the direction of Government, MMTC contracted import of 41,950 metric tonnes (MT) of onions against which 36,124 MT of import materialized. States/UTs were offered imported onions. However, as on 03.02.2020, only about 2501 MT imported onion, in total, were taken by States/ UTs that include Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dada Rao in Lok Sabha on 11 Feb 2020.