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Dhaka, Saturday   23 January 2021

India’s onion-laden trucks stuck at Bhomra port

 Satkhira Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:58 PM, 2 January 2021  

India’s onion-laden trucks stuck at Bhomra port

India’s onion-laden trucks stuck at Bhomra port

India had stopped onion exports due to coronavirus epidemic. The country lifted the ban on onions imports on December 29. Which paved the way to import onions from the neighboring country again.

As many as seven onion-laden trucks were waiting in Ghojadanga area in India to gain entry into Bangladesh through the Bhomra land port in Satkhira on Saturday. The trucks have been approved by the Bhomra Port Assistant Commissioner's Office for entry, officials said.

Maqsood Khan, treasurer of the Bhomra C&F Agents Association, a traders' organization, said onion imports were stopped on September 14 on the instructions of the Indian government. There is a possibility of importing 30 trucks of onions on the first day after lifting the ban.

Akbar Ali, a revenue officer at the Bhomra land port's assistant commissioner's office, said traders had received permission to import seven trucks of onions from India through Bhomra port by 2.30pm. These trucks are now waiting to enter Bangladesh through the Bhomra land port. There is still a chance to get approval. After 6 pm, it will be known how many trucks of onions came to the country.

Earlier, in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, India imposed ban on onions export at the behest of the Indian Ministry of Commerce. As a result, the onion market in Bangladesh became unstable and onions were sold at Tk 250-Tk 300 per kg.

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