State-owned MMTC has further contracted four thousand tonnes of onions from Turkey which is expected to arrive by mid-January next year.
Consumer Affairs Ministry said, this four thousand tonne of onions is in addition to around 17 thousand tonnes of Onions already contracted from Egypt and Turkey.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has also directed MMTC to issue three more tenders for import of Onions, out of which two tenders are country-specific namely Turkey and the European Union and one is a global tender.
Each of these tenders is for five thousand tonnes. The Ministry said, a coordination committee has also been formed to ensure that the entire process of import and distribution is streamlined to ensure timely arrivals and movement of Onions and sale by States.