Onion supplies from Afghanistan to India surge; 1,000 tonnes going every day

The supply of onion from Afghanistan to India has increased over the past one week with almost 1,000 tonnes of commodity coming every day through Attari-Wagah border.
 
According to Indian traders, the supplies are likely to continue for the next 20-25 days to help curb the rising prices of the commodity.
 
The onion prices have skyrocketed in India in recent weeks, forcing Indian authorities to import the commodity from Afghanistan.
 
Last week, Indian government floated tenders for the import of 10,000 tonnes of onions to deal with the price hike.

The onion prices have skyrocketed in India in recent weeks, forcing Indian authorities to import the commodity from Afghanistan

“Onion import from Afghanistan has increased as daily 20-25 big trucks carrying about 1,000 tonnes of commodity are coming into India through Attari-Wagah land route,” Rajdeep Uppal, Amritsar-based trader told Press Trust of India (PTI).
 
The supplies have witnessed a surge from 6-7 trucks a few days ago to 20-25 trucks now.  
 
Most of the supplies are going to Punjab, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Haryana, according to reports.
 
The retail price of onions in India has increased by nearly 50 percent over the past few weeks, grabbing headlines and becoming a cause of worry for government authorities.

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