The central government has abruptly announced a ban on #onionexports. This has led to strong reactions from the onion growing belt in Maharashtra & therefore the representatives of various political parties contacted & requested me to convey their demands to Central Government.
To address this issue, I met Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri. Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) today and apprised him of the plight of onion growers. I pointed out to him that these onion growers are mainly small land holders and Jirait farmers.

@PMOIndia #onionexportban
I also brought to his notice that onions are in good demand internationally & we have been exporting onions consistently. But a sudden decision to this effect by the central government is a major blow to India's image as a reliable exporter of onions in the international market.
I also emphasized on the fact that Pakistan and other onion exporters will benefit immensely from this situation. In view of all this, I urged Piyush Goyal ji to reconsider the ban on onion exports.

Following the above request, Union Minister Shri. Piyush Goyal said that the ban on onion exports was proposed by the Union Ministry of Consumer Protection on the basis of rising onion prices in the market.

@PMOIndia @PiyushGoyal #onionexportban #OnionExport
He ensured me that he we will reconsider the ban in consultation with the Union Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Consumer Protection.

@PiyushGoyal #onionexportban

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I shared my views based on the experiences on diplomatic solutions through a video conference with Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi against the backdrop of the conflict between Indo-Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley of East Ladakh.

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@PMOIndia @narendramodi During my tenure as the Defence Minister of India, I had visited China and signed a Peace and Tranquillity Agreement with China. The agreement of 1993 was the first peace effort after 1962 Indo-China War.

@PMOIndia #GalwanValley #IndoChinaConflict
@PMOIndia @narendramodi Both the countries have continued to respect the terms of Understanding, barring some incidents on a minor scale as compared to this incident. I shared my views with Hon'ble PM on the basis of my past experience in dealing with border issues and with the information available.
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The next academic year will be delayed due to the situation of #Covid_19 and lockdown. As a result, the number of students & teachers will decline. The income of educational institutions & technological institutions is likely to get adversely affected.
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@narendramodi #LetsFightCoronaTogether
@PMOIndia @narendramodi The global #COVID_19 epidemic is a long-term battle. This will have an impact on the global economy, and also on the Indian economy.

@PMOIndia #coronavirus
@PMOIndia @narendramodi It will be necessary to take appropriate steps to stimulate economic growth once again, for which the central government should start planning from now on to revive the overall financial system.

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आज माननीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदीजी यांच्यासोबत व्हिडिओ कॉन्फरन्सिंगद्वारे जागतिक महामारी #COVID_19 च्या पार्श्वभूमीवर चर्चा झाली. प्रामुख्याने खालील गोष्टी माननीय पंतप्रधान महोदयांच्या निदर्शनास आणल्या.

@narendramodi @PMOIndia #LetsFightCoronaTogether
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