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Afghanistan Halts Onion Exports to Meet Domestic Demand; India Might Feel Crunch

The value of seven kg of onions was normally round 30 Afs presently of the 12 months. (Image for illustration/Shutterstock)

Afghanistan was exporting onions to Pakistan, India, Russia and Central Asian nations

  • IANS Kabul
  • Last Updated:June 18, 2022, 11:01 IST
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Afghanistan has halted the export of onions to fulfill the calls for of its inner markets as the costs have just lately surged.

In a press release on Friday, the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock stated that attributable to drought throughout the nation, onion crops have dropped which has additionally brought about a spike in costs within the nation, stories TOLO News.

“The export of onions overseas has stopped currently because the price of 7 kg is 200 Afs in Afghanistan now,” stated Mirwais Hajizada, a member of the Chamber.

Afghanistan was exporting onions to Pakistan, India, Russia and Central Asian nations.

The value of seven kg of onions was normally round 30 Afs presently of the 12 months.

“We used to have exports, but this year we don’t have exports because we have less crops this year,” TOLO News quoted Iqbal, a vendor, as saying.

According to Bakhtiar, one other vendor, the dearth of rain this 12 months triggered drought situations, resulting in much less crop yield throughout Afghanistan.

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