Export ban on Bangalore Rose, Krishnapuram onions lifted

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka expanding rose onions can breathe straightforward as the governing administration has made the decision to carry the export ban on the compact onion variety acknowledged for its pungency.

On September fourteen, the Centre made the decision to ban export of all onion versions from the nation to increase domestic availability and to check out the cost of the kitchen area-staple vegetable.

Even though the ban is continue to in power for most onion versions, the Directorate Basic of Foreign Trade (DGFT) made the decision to let export of 10,000 tonne each individual of the Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram (KP) onions, which are in significant demand from customers in several Asian nations around the world fairly than in domestic market. These versions are largely grown for exports.

According to a DGFT notification issued on Friday, rose onion exports will be allowed only by the Chennai Port and have to be concluded prior to March 31 upcoming year.

Certification essential

An exporter from Bengaluru must get a certificate from the horticulture commissioner of Karnataka governing administration certifying the item and amount of the Bangalore Rose onions to be exported. This certificate has to be subsequently registered at Additional DGFT business in Bengaluru.

Equally, all those exporting KP onions have to get a comparable certificate certifying the item and amount from assistant director of horticulture in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, and this has to be registered at the DGFT business in Chennai.

Farmers have been demanding the lifting of the export ban on the rose onion variety as there is no demand from customers for it in the domestic market. This onion variety, which is more pungent and smaller sized in sizing, is a lot in demand from customers incountries this sort of as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka.

Very last September as well, the governing administration has banned export of these compact onions along with other versions, but the ban was later on lifted in the fourth quarter of the prior economic year.