Bihar's potatoes to be exported to Russia
September 2, 2012
Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said on Friday.
R.K. Sohane, director, Bihar agriculture management and extension training institute ( Bameti), said a Delhi-based export firm, Indian Potato Ltd, is keen to purchase one lakh tonnes potatoes from the Nalanda farmers for export to Russia.
Bihar is the third-largest potato producing state after Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Nalanda, the home district of chief minister Nitish Kumar, is the leading potato producing district in Bihar with farmers growing the crop over more than 27,000 hectares.