Imports arrive from Pakistan
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Chandigarh, Dec 20: Amid soaring prices of onion in the country, truck loads of the commodity arrived here today from Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah land route for supply to northern markets in India. As many as 13 truck loads (5 to 15 tonne per truck) of onion have arrived from Pakistan, a senior official of Customs department in Amritsar told PTI without quantifying the total import consignment.
“About five (Indian) importers have brought in onion from Lahore today for supply in the markets of Ludhiana,Amritsar, Jalandhar in Punjab and Delhi,” the official said. The landed cost of onion from Pakistan stood at Rs. 18-20 per kg, he said adding this included custom duty, cess, transportation and handling charges. According to importers, it was for the first time in this year, onions are being imported from Pakistan. “We this year exported onion to Pak in March and April. Now we are importing it from them (Pakistan),” Rajdeep Uppal, the MD of a leading Amritsar trading company Narain Exim said. Uppal said as far as his company is concerned, it imported 100 Metric Tonne (MT) of onion today at a rate of USD 400 per MT.
He said it would import 500 MT of onion in coming days from Sindh provision in Pakistan .
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