Bangladesh minister urges Indian government to lift ban on onion exports

GUWAHATI: Bangladesh commerce minister Tipu Munshi has urged India to lift the ban on onion exports.

Munshi, who was attending the India-Bangladesh stakeholders’ meeting, said: “I have spoken to India’s minister Piyush Goyal and he has assured that the ban will be lifted after Maharashtra elections are over.” He said Bangladesh was heavily dependent on India for onions was now importing from Turkey and Egypt.