New Delhi: In view of escalating onion prices, Public sector trading firm MMTC has ordered import of 11,000 metric tonnes of the staple vegetable from Turkey.
The Department of Consumer Affairs had asked MMTC to place an order to check the price rise of onions. The consignment will begin arriving from late this month or early January.
The 11,000 metric tonnes is in addition to 6,090 tonnes arriving from Egypt in the middle of this month.
Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the government is making all efforts to ensure that onion prices are moderated across the nation.