A loss for the public money – Non-Distribution of Imported Onions

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Non-Distribution of Imported Onions

By PIB Delhi

Based on the direction of Government, MMTC contracted import of 41,950 metric tonnes (MT) of onions against which 36,124 MT of import materialized. States/UTs were offered imported onions. However, as on 03.02.2020, only about 2501 MT imported onion, in total, were taken by States/ UTs that include Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Meghalaya, and Jammu & Kashmir.

This information was given in a written reply by the minister of State Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dada Rao in Lok Sabha today.

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