New Delhi: Consumers are likely to shed more tears over high onion prices as unexpected rains and pest menace have hit the crop in major onion-producing States in the South. The retail price of onion has gone up since the end of August this year. A s. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Oct 29 : In a bid to provide onions at an affordable price, the Centre has prohibited the export of onion seeds, with immediate effect.

"The export of onion seeds is prohibited, with immediate effect. The provisions under 'Transitional Arrangement' shall not be applicable under this notification," an official statement said.

In a tweet, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal said: "Ensuring the availability of onion at affordable prices for consumers, Government under PM @NarendraModiji bans export of onion seeds."

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