The wholesale onion market traders at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Vashi, who had threatened an indefinite strike from Monday against the ban on onion exports by the central government, have now decided to wait for a couple of days before taking a final decision.
The traders said they are awaiting the result of the meeting the farmers had with Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in Mumbai on Saturday.
All the constituents of the onion and potato market, including the traders, mathadis (headloaders) and farmers had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Monday. Ashok Walunj, trader and APMC director, said: “We want to see the government’s response after our protests and the meeting the farmers had with the minister.”
“We are hopeful of positive steps by the government,” he added.