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India exported 10.43 lakh tonnes of onion in H1 2010

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2010 19:06 IST
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India exported 10.43 lakh tonnes of onions, worth Rs 1,141 crore, in the first six months of the current year, the Parliament was informed today.

During the January-June period, India exported 10.4 lakh tonnes of onions and, in value terms, the total shipment stood at Rs 1,141 crore, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya M Scindia said while responding to a written query in the Lok Sabha.

The minister said that onion was being exported regularly during the last six months because there was no scarcity of the commodity in the domestic market during the period, which led to the softening of its market price.

"There was no upward trend in the price of onions in the domestic market in this period," Scindia said, adding that cooperative major National Agriculture Cooperation Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has revised the minimum export price of onion by more than four times, in accordance with the price trend in the domestic market.