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India: Government extends relaxed fumigation norms for onion imports till December 31
2019-11-13
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The Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday extended relaxed fumigation norms for imported onions up to December 31, in a bid to improve domestic supply and check prices that have skyrocketed up to Rs 100 per kg.

On November 6, the ministry had liberalised fumigation provisions under the Plant Quarantine (PQ) Order, 2003 till November 30 to facilitate import of the key kitchen staple from Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey and Iran to boost availability and check price rise.

In its latest order, the ministry has extended these relaxed provisions till December 31 for onion imports with some conditions.

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