Govt Allows Export Of Bangalore Rose Onions, Krishnapuram Onions From Chennai Port

Govt Allows Export Of Bangalore Rose Onions, Krishnapuram Onions From Chennai PortUnion Commerce Minister, Piyush Goyal. (Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

The Central government on Thursday (9 October) permitted the export of Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions upto 10,000 metric tonnes each till 31 March next year, reports ANI.

However, export of the two varieties of onion has been allowed on the the condition that the onions will be exported only through the Chennai port.

The move comes after government had last month banned the export of all variety of onions to bring the prices of the staple down.

Announcing the government's decision, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that the move will empower farmers and increase their income.

"Empowering farmers and increasing their income, Government permits export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions of up to 10,000 MT each," Goyal tweeted.

According to the Commerce Ministry's notification, an exporter will have to get a certificate from the respective horticulture officers of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions respectively, certifying the quantity of the exported onions.