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.