NEW DELHI: The Government has said that the relaxation on fumigation and endorsement conditions for imported onions would be extended by a month till December 31.

In a letter to officials at the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage recently, the Agriculture Ministry said the restrictions had been lifted for one more month. On November 6, the Ministry had relaxed the norms till November 30.

“Such consignments of imported onions, which arrive in Indian ports without fumigation and endorsement to that effect on the PSC (phytosanitary certification) would be fumigated in India by the importer through an accredited treatment provider,” the letter said.

The consignment would be inspected thoroughly by quarantine officials and released only if found free from pests and diseases of concern to India, it further said.

Posted By Daily Shipping Times.