India exported onions valued at $198 million in the April-June period of FY21 and also $440 million through 2019-20. The country had exported around 10 lakh tonne in 2019-20. Bangladesh, Malaysia, the UAE and Sri Lanka are the leading importers of Indian onions. The ban on onion export, troubled September 14, was raised on January 1.
Almost a month after the Centre raised the ban on onion expo