`All-out support will be given to import onion`
Published: 10:55 PM, 15 November 2019 Updated: 11:05 PM, 15 November 2019
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the government is ready to give all support to import onion. The Ministry of Finance is ready to provide any kind of assistance, including finance to Commerce Ministry, on the onion import.
He told these to journalists before attending a ceremony on the occasion of the 123rd birth anniversary of Ranbir Prasad Saha at the Kumudini Complex in Mirzapur, Tangail on Friday.
The Finance Minister said that onion's price hike is not a matter related to the Ministry of Finance, it is the matter of the Ministry of Commerce. The function of the Ministry of Finance is to fund money. However, under the current circumstances, all that the Ministry of Commerce wants for onions import will be provided.
"I know that with the onion crisis, the import duty on onion has been abolished," he said. Therefore, there should be no barrier to onion import. Yesterday, the Prime Minister directed at the Parliament to take necessary measures to resolve the onion crisis. The ministries concerned will work under the guidance of the Prime Minister.
When asked about corruption, the minister said there is Less and more corruption in all the countries of the world. If anyone wants to corrupt their name by taking evidence, action is taken immediately against them.