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Non-Distribution of Imported Onions

Based on the direction of Government, MMTC contracted import of 41,950 metric tonnes (MT) of onions against which 36,124 MT of import materialized. States/UTs were offered imported onions. However, as on 03.02.2020, only about 2501 MT imported onion, in total, were taken by States/ UTs that include Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir.

This information was given in a written reply bytheMinister of State Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dada Rao in Lok Sabha on 11 February 2020.

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