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Govt trying to mitigate onion crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha

Giving a detailed reply to the onion crisis in the House, the finance minister said that the government has stopped the onion exports and has procured 1 lakh metric tons of onions from different countries.

Govt trying to mitigate onion crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha (PTI photo)

Govt trying to mitigate onion crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha (PTI photo)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Wednesday told Lok Sabha that the government was trying to mitigate the onion crisis by implementing several measures.

Giving a detailed reply to the onion crisis in the House, the finance minister said that the government has stopped the onion exports and has procured 1 lakh metric tons of onions from different countries.

Nirmala Sitharaman also said that the government was trying to stabilise the prices by ensuring an even procurement and distribution of the onions across the country.

The government has ensured the purchase and distribution of its stocks to different states through different agencies. Surplus onion from Rajasthan has been bought and sent to Delhi and Bihar, she said.

Nirmala Sitharaman said that the cultivation area of onion in the country has gone down, which affected crop production.

The finance minister’s remark came after the Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over high onion prices and accused the BJP members in Parliament of creating a ruckus in order to prevent a discussion on the important issue.

Onions are selling at a high price of Rs 75-100 per kg in major cities.

Congress’ leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, saying he had said “Na khaaonga na khane doonga (will neither indulge in corruption, nor allow others to do so)”, but middlemen are indulging in corruption.




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