To check price hike, onions will be imported from Egypt and Turkey, the Assam assembly was informed on December 4th, 2019. The government is importing 11,000 tonnes from Turkey.
Fresh loads of imported onions from Turkey has already reached Mangaluru on December 4th, 2019.
The Assam Legislative Assembly on December 4th, 2019 witnessed noisy scenes over the rise in prices of essential commodities, especially onion.
The Congress MLAs decided to walk out of the House moments after Assam Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury started replying to questions raised by Congress MLA Ajanta Neog.
Neog alleged that syndicate running unabated in the state is the reason behind the price hike of onions. Responding to the allegations, Choudhury told the House that onion will be imported from the two countries this month to tide over the situation.
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