Decision on onion exports next week: Pranab
Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured that the issue of lifting the ban on onion exports would be decided next week, an Indian newspaper reports.
An Indian official said the issue would be discussed in detail at the union cabinet meeting next Tuesday and “a suitable decision shall be taken”, according to The Times of India.
Mukherjee's assurance came during a meeting with the country's Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday, said the official from the Chief Minister's Office.
Onion farmers in Maha-rashtra have demanded the lifting of the ban on onion exports. They have been on strike in the state since the past eight days, Mukherjee was informed.
Maharashtra produced over one-third of India's onions while two-thirds of the total onion exported by India came from this state.