He said onion growers of the states have contacted with him and shared their concerns. He conveyed the matter to the commerce minister.
Speaking to the media, Sharad Pawar said he urged the commerce minister to reconsider the decision, saying the position of India in the Gulf region, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be spoiled. Pakistan will be benefited.
The biggest wholesale market of onion is in Lasalgaon of Maharashtra. The wholesale price of onion per kg increased from Rupees 20 to Rupees 30-35 between March and September. The growers were able to make up their loss in this price. The price of onion will come down in their local market, and cultivators will not be benefited.