April 18, 2024, 2:17 pm

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2024-03-05 21:03:19 BdST

39,000 tonnes onion to be imported through Sonamasjid port

The government has approved importing 39, 000 tonnes of onion from India through Sonamasjid land port in Chapainawabganj to meet local demand ahead of holy Ramadan.

On Tuesday, Somir Ghosh, deputy director of Sonamasjid Land Port Plant Quarantine Center, confirmed the information.

He said 31 importers of the land port got approval and the import will begin before Ramadan.

On 8 December last year, India restricted the export of the onion to Bangladesh and other countries until 31 March to check soaring prices in the local market.

India has permitted the export of 64,400 tonnes of onions to the UAE and Bangladesh through the National Cooperative Exports Ltd, according to notifications issued by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 4 March.

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