34 trucks of onions arrive from Pakistan


Gulf Times, 24-12-2010 17:32:57


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About 34 trucks loaded with onions yesterday reached India as imports from Pakistan continued for the third successive day to check onion prices in the country, officials said.

 

A total of 98 truckloads had arrived here through the Attari-Wagah border Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

With onion prices touching Rs100 a kg in some parts of the country earlier in the week, Indian traders are buying the vegetable from Pakistan at Rs.300-350 a quintal.

 

"Today (Thursday) 34 trucks reached Amritsar. We have sent them to traders in Punjab and Delhi. We are expecting 40-50 trucks tomorrow (Friday)," importer Rajdeep Uppal, vice-president of the Amritsar Exports and Imports Chamber said. He added: "We are getting onions at Rs.300-350 a quintal. We are hopeful Pakistan will comfortably export onions for another 9-10 days. Besides, we have observed that prices have started coming down in our markets."

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