Onion imports slip due to incessant rain at Attari

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  • Post-Pulwama attack, though there had been negligible import directly from Pakistan, onions and dry fruits.
  • It was still being imported from Afghanistan.
  • 70-80 trucks of onions from Afghanistan used to come regularly from the wholesale market of Kabul. The onion import played a vital role in tackling the scarcity due to heavy rain in MP, Maharashtra and southern states.
  • Reason for shortfall
  • Another reason was the shortage of labour as most of the workers were unable to join duty due to inclement weather conditions. The unloading pace too was sluggish.
  • In the absence of an automated truck scanner, the checking of goods is done manually, which is a time- consuming exercise and trucks remain stranded.

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