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India to import 4,000tn onions from Turkey

17 thousand tonnes Onions already contracted from Egypt and Turkey

The Department of Consumer Affairs has also directed MMTC to issue three more tenders for import of Onions, out of which two tenders are country-specific namely Turkey and the European Union and one is a global tender.

Indian government has decided to import 4000 tonnes of onions from Turkey.The import will be done through state owned international trading company MMTC.The supplies will arrive by mid-January 2020.

Consumer Affairs Ministry said  this four thousand tonne of onions is in addition to around 17 thousand tonnes of Onions already contracted from Egypt and Turkey.

The Department of Consumer Affairs has also directed MMTC to issue three more tenders for import of Onions, out of which two tenders are country-specific namely Turkey and the European Union and one is a global tender.

Each of these tenders is for five thousand tonnes. The Ministry said, a coordination committee has also been formed to ensure that the entire process of import and distribution is streamlined to ensure timely arrivals and movement of Onions and sale by States.

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