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Bangladesh urges India to withdraw ban on onion export

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Bangladesh urges India to withdraw ban on onion export


Bangladesh has requested the Indian government to withdraw the ban imposed on onion export as soon as possible, keeping the import flow of onion from India uninterrupted.
Bangladesh expects a positive outcome in this regard soon, reports UNB.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam came up with the information while talking to reporters at his office on Tuesday.

He said Bangladesh raised the issue with the Ministry of External Affairs, India through Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi immediately after noticing the ban.

Shahriar said there is an unwritten understanding that India will inform Bangladesh beforehand while taking any decision on such a ban.

He referred to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's remarks she made during her Delhi visit in October 2019 on the same issue when India imposed a ban on onion export.

“I wish you had informed us before suddenly putting a halt in export of onions. I had to tell my cook I’ve no other option but to have my food without onions. I would request India to please inform us beforehand while taking such an action. After all, we’re neighbours,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in Hindi at a programme in India in October last year (according to Indian media).

After that, onion import from India became normal.

The State Minister said those who went for stocking onions to hike the prices suffered financial losses as Bangladesh imported onions also from other countries.

Shahriar said the Ministry of Commerce is looking into the onion issue.
 

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wow, just wow. Doesn't Bangladesh have any one else to buy from? The language used really tells how the relationship is b/w India-Bangladesh. You are a buyer not a beggar and it's not like onions are some sort of rare earth metals that only India produces.

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“I wish you had informed us before suddenly putting a halt in export of onions. I had to tell my cook I’ve no other option but to have my food without onions. I would request India to please inform us beforehand while taking such an action. After all, we’re neighbours,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in Hindi at a programme in India in October last year (according to Indian media).
 

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The unexpectedly heavy rains in Central india have severely damaged most of the almost market ready crops of onions, so sudden export ban was necessary to prevent onion prices from skyrocketing.
 

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And we suffer from an inflation. No way. Floods have wiped out the crops already and the prices are expected to touch Rs. 100/Kg.
 

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wow, just wow. Doesn't Bangladesh have any one else to buy from? The language used really tells how the relationship is b/w India-Bangladesh. You are a buyer not a beggar and it's not like onions are some sort of rare earth metals that only India produces.

They will procure onions from Turkey and possibly Pakistan.
 

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Pakistan and other countries in the neighborhood should help the Bangladesh by providing onions and other essential items at cheaper price. Bangladesh should not be held hostage by hitlers in India.
 

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Pakistan and other countries in the neighborhood should help the Bangladesh by providing onions and other essential items at cheaper price. Bangladesh should not be held hostage by hitlers in India.
No one can replace India in this regard.

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Chinese onion doesn't suit our cuisine.
 

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No one can replace India in this regard.


Chinese onion doesn't suit our cuisine.
May be its some sort of gowmutra cuisine? Onions are onions and they almost taste the same, whether it be Chinese onions or European onions, sure there are types of onions but thats doesn't mean Indian white onion would be any different than Chinese white onion. Maybe if you would have had the opportunity to go somewhere outside India you wouldn't have made such a stupid statement.



KATHMANDU (ANN): Kathmandu's vegetable markets are not shedding tears over the loss of onion shipments from India. The traders have quickly turned north to fulfil the demand for the essential cooking ingredient.
The prices of onions has risen steeply in the past few months after India imposed a ban on exports, triggering frantic buying and resultant shortages.

Chinese onions started flowing into Kathmandu’s markets almost immediately after supply from India ceased exports. Traders say that if the trend continues, the fiery red bulbs could make the list of largest imports from across the Himalaya.
In fiscal 2018-19, Nepal bought goods worth Rs917 billion from India, accounting for 64.7% of total imports. Nepal's imports from China were valued at Rs205 billion, accounting for 14.5%of imports.
India slapped a ban on onion exports in September to maintain domestic availability, causing severe shortages over Asia, including Nepal.
Smugglers jumped to take advantage of the embargo, and they started slipping the vegetable into the country through the leaky Nepal-India border. The price of contraband onions hit a new high of Rs250 per kg in the Kathmandu Valley, costing the same as chicken meat.
Binaya Shrestha, deputy director at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Committee, said that the reason behind the high price of Chinese onions was transportation costs.
“It takes more than a week for the commodity to arrive in Kathmandu from China, ” Shrestha said. - Kathmandu Post/Asia News Network
 

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May be its some sort of gowmutra cuisine? Onions are onions and they almost taste the same, whether it be Chinese onions or European onions, sure there are types of onions but thats doesn't mean Indian white onion would be any different than Chinese white onion. Maybe if you would have had the opportunity to go somewhere outside India you wouldn't have made such a stupid statement.



KATHMANDU (ANN): Kathmandu's vegetable markets are not shedding tears over the loss of onion shipments from India. The traders have quickly turned north to fulfil the demand for the essential cooking ingredient.
The prices of onions has risen steeply in the past few months after India imposed a ban on exports, triggering frantic buying and resultant shortages.

Chinese onions started flowing into Kathmandu’s markets almost immediately after supply from India ceased exports. Traders say that if the trend continues, the fiery red bulbs could make the list of largest imports from across the Himalaya.
In fiscal 2018-19, Nepal bought goods worth Rs917 billion from India, accounting for 64.7% of total imports. Nepal's imports from China were valued at Rs205 billion, accounting for 14.5%of imports.
India slapped a ban on onion exports in September to maintain domestic availability, causing severe shortages over Asia, including Nepal.
Smugglers jumped to take advantage of the embargo, and they started slipping the vegetable into the country through the leaky Nepal-India border. The price of contraband onions hit a new high of Rs250 per kg in the Kathmandu Valley, costing the same as chicken meat.
Binaya Shrestha, deputy director at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Committee, said that the reason behind the high price of Chinese onions was transportation costs.
“It takes more than a week for the commodity to arrive in Kathmandu from China, ” Shrestha said. - Kathmandu Post/Asia News Network
I lived in US for 10 years, if that counts.

I'll list out the reasons why.

1. Like I said, Indian onions have pungent flavor that adds to taste of south asian cuisine. Chinese onion lacks this.

2. It takes 25 days to get shipment from China to Bangladesh and 40 days to get it from Egypt. With India they get it in 2-3 days. Longer duration adds to transportation cost as well as losses due to spoilage.

3. The quantities that is to be replaced is huge and no country exports as much onions as India.
 
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I lived in US for 10 years, if that counts.
Nopes, doesn't look like it. Start a poll here on pdf on how one type of Pakistani/Indian onion taste compared to any other country's onion. Here we are not about mangoes, tomatoes or whatever, if the conversation is only limited to onions you will get the answer. Unless, as I mentioned before it is some sort of secret gow-mutra recipe, that might taste different with chinese onions compared to indian onions.
 

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Nopes, doesn't look like it. Start a poll here on pdf on how one type of Pakistani/Indian onion taste compared to any other country's onion. Here we are not about mangoes, tomatoes or whatever, if the conversation is only limited to onions you will get the answer. Unless, as I mentioned before it is some sort of secret gow-mutra recipe, that might taste different with chinese onions compared to indian onions.
Refer again to post #9.
 

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2. It takes 25 days to get shipment from China to Bangladesh and 40 days to get it from Egypt. With India they get it in 2-3 days. Longer duration adds to transportation cost as well as losses due to spoilage.
I am not contesting this. This may answer my 1st comment which was in reply to OP this doesn't answers my reply to you.

3. The quantities that is to be replaced is huge and no country exports as much onions as India.
Debatable but I don't want to divert the discussion to some other bs.

1. Like I said, Indian onions have pungent flavor that adds to taste of south asian cuisine. Chinese onion lacks this.
Now, here is what you answered to my reply. Btw, am not a chef by profession, since you think that "the pungent flavor" of the onion is really what makes or breaks a dish. I would contest that, it doesn't really matter since after cooking you hardly get that pungent smell/taste. Btw, alot of people dip onions in water with salt just to get rid of that pungent smell, its definitely not a positive but a negative. And since you talked about cuisine, which dish relies on onion's pungent taste/smell and is vital for that dish to exist?

Secondly, since you think that indian onions are very vital for indian cuisine, did you specifically bought indian onions while your 10 year stay in US? If so from where did you buy those for that long period of a time, and that too ensuring those were indian onions?
 

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I am not contesting this. This may answer my 1st comment which was in reply to OP this doesn't answers my reply to you.



Debatable but I don't want to divert the discussion to some other bs.



Now, here is what you answered to my reply. Btw, am not a chef by profession, since you think that "the pungent flavor" of the onion is really what makes or breaks a dish. I would contest that, it doesn't really matter since after cooking you hardly get that pungent smell/taste. Btw, alot of people dip onions in water with salt just to get rid of that pungent smell, definitely not a positive but a negative. And since you talked about cuisine, which dish relies on onion's pungent taste/smell and is vital for that dish to exist?

Secondly, since you think that indian onions are very vital for indian cuisine, did you specifically bought indian onions while your 10 year stay in US? If so from where did you buy those for that long period of a time, and that too ensuring those were indian onions?
Indian/Bengali fish curries, Veg curries all of them. Gravy base is mainly onion and tomato. Since you don't know this. All tikka masalas that you get in restaurants are all onion base. I am a restaurateur, so I know this.
 

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Gravy base is mainly onion and tomato.
Indian/Bengali fish curries, Veg curries all of them.
Ohh, wow like I never ate/made any type of curry or gravy.

All tikka masalas that you get in restaurants are all onion base

Almost all masalas have onion base, its not limited to one particular restaurant or one particular dish.


I am a restaurateur, so I know this.
Sorry to say, you don't. As I said before create a poll and you will get the answer. And also I am still waiting for you to reply my questions:

1) Which dish uses "Indian onions" and is made devoid of taste if any other country's onion is used?
2) Since you think Indian onions are vital for Indian cuisine, did you specifically buy Indian onions while your 10 year stay in US?
3) If so from where did you buy those for that long period of a time, and that too ensuring those were Indian onions? Tell me the place and when I have time, I will ask them about the availability of Indian onions in their shop(obviously asking about US shop, not your local Indian shop).

Sorry, anyone can be PM Modi or Vladmir putin on the internet. Reply, if your arguments would hold any weight you wouldn't need, "believe me, I know this", "believe me I lived in US for 10 years", "believe me I am a restaurateur, on some another thread I will become retired Airforce pilot"
 

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Chinese onion doesn't suit our cuisine.
All are just habit . There are something in Bangladesh named deshi onion and Indian onion . Our deshi onion is much better than Indian onion.

However in crisis we use Indian onion bevy sometimes deshi onion is out of market .

So in future we will get used to other countries onion . Habit is the second nature. So any onion will be fine if we make it habit .

You know what I am feeling disgust now with BAL govt behave . Why they urges you sh.itty country to lift ban on exporting onion ?

I suggest boycott Indian fuking good once and for all .

Indian goods must not enter in the market of 17 crore people . We will see how you can afford losing such big market .

Only you locked border and your Kolkata business became fucked up.

Your whole country will also get a blow if we close our market.

China granted us 97% duty free export and China is the top economy in this world.

On the other hand look at your begger country,what can they offer us ?

They can offer is nothing , they just can do one thing and that is beg .

Buy our miliy equipment ( it indian equity really can be considered equipment) , give us water for Tripura , give us share of Dhaka stock exchange with low price, and many more.
Specially about share , what type of low life can beg share with low price where already China bidded for much high price ?

In return your damn country won't give us anything, no teesta water .

When we take loan from China for teesta project, your begger country sent shringla to us . We officially rejected him ,you decided to stop exporting onion without warning .

The beggar India should be boycotted forever . When everyone will boycott you ,you will come to beg us for exporting your shityy goods again. Such shameless begger country.

However why do you pretend that your country has onion crisis ? When bhakts started to consume tamasik food onion that make your body heated and your people ( bhakt) start rutting?

Better always eat satvik food ( even diabetics should eat those damn satvik food that full with carbohydrate ,after all satvik food ) ,and make your tummy more fat.
 
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