New Delhi: The Indian government has given permission to export 25,000 tonnes of onion to Bangladesh, which, according to local traders, was loaded into five trucks in the border area. The decision was announced on Friday night, which will be implemented on Sunday. According to sources "The Government of India has decided to export 25,000 tonnes of onion to Bangladesh on special consideration".
This is what India has done to help its closest friend Bangladesh. After India imposed a sudden ban on the export of onion on September 14, there was a stir in the onion market in Bangladesh as its prices have suddenly risen. In September last year also, a similar ban was imposed by India and the immediate impact was seen in the markets.
The prices of onion in Bangladesh have increased from 40 taka per kilo to 300 taka per kilo, in a letter to the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh on Tuesday, Dhaka's foreign ministry said that the sudden ban on the export of onion is a matter of deep concern and it has also stopped earlier discussions on the ban on other essential food items.