Farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka increasing rose onions can breathe quick as the federal government has determined to elevate the export ban on the little onion wide variety identified for its pungency.

On September 14, the Centre determined to ban export of all onion varieties from the nation to increase domestic availability and to look at the price tag of the kitchen area-staple vegetable.

Even though the ban is even now in pressure for most onion varieties, the Directorate Typical of Foreign Trade (DGFT) determined to allow export of ten,000 tonne each of the Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram (KP) onions, which are in superior demand from customers in numerous Asian nations somewhat than in domestic market. These varieties are predominantly grown for exports.

In accordance to a DGFT notification issued on Friday, rose onion exports will be allowed only by way of the Chennai Port and have to be finished prior to March 31 upcoming yr.

Certification essential

An exporter from Bengaluru should get a certificate from the horticulture commissioner of Karnataka federal government certifying the item and amount of the Bangalore Rose onions to be exported. This certificate has to be subsequently registered at Additional DGFT business office in Bengaluru.

In the same way, individuals exporting KP onions have to get a very similar certificate certifying the item and amount from assistant director of horticulture in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, and this has to be registered at the DGFT business office in Chennai.

Farmers have been demanding the lifting of the export ban on the rose onion wide variety as there is no demand from customers for it in the domestic market. This onion wide variety, which is additional pungent and smaller sized in dimensions, is substantially in demand from customers incountries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka.

Past September as well, the federal government has banned export of these little onions alongside with other varieties, but the ban was later on lifted in the fourth quarter of the preceding fiscal yr.