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Peeved Nashik traders not to purchase onions for 2 days

india Updated: Jan 10, 2011 10:10 IST

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Onion traders in the district have decided not to purchase onions for two days -- Monday and Tuesday -- from Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) to protest state government's directive that onions should not sell over Rs 40 per kg.

Nashik District Onion Traders Association at its meeting held at Umrane on Sunday took this decision, said Suresh Parikh, onion trader.

"We have been buying onions at Rs 30-45 per kg from APMC, and we have to bear losses because of government directive," he said.

Income tax department on Saturday raided houses and godowns of four onion traders -- two in Lasalgaon and one each at Nashik and Pimpalgaon, but did not find evidence of onion-hoarding, Parikh claimed.

After two days' week-end closure, APMC will open on Monday, and auctions of fresh incoming stocks would be held.