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Potato News from India

Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Odisha approves major potato project with the International Potato Center to achieve self-sufficiency
The Odisha Government has decided to approve a major project with the International Potato Centre (CIP) focused on sustainable intensification of potato cultivation in order to achieve self-sufficiency in production in this Indian State.
Kellogg Company may acquire a stake in Indian snack maker Haldiram's
Kellogg's, the world's second-largest snack foods company, is exploring options to acquire a stake in India's snack manufacturer Haldiram's. This could be one of the biggest deals involving an Indian consumer brand.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Madhya Pradesh Poor supply of potato increases production cost of chips
Poor supply of potato in Madhya Pradesh in spot market and higher prices have escalated cost of production of chips manufacturers by over 10 per cent. The rise is likely to make packaged chips more expensive.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
ITC's Technico partners with James Hutton Institute to introduce new potato varieties in India
James Hutton Limited, has entered into a five-year agreement with Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, to provide 16 potato varieties and 600 clones to be trialled and tested in India.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Government of West Bengal subsidizes transport to boost potato export to other states
The West Bengal state government is providing transport subsidy for the benefit of potato farmers, businessmen and cold storage owners, for exporting potatoes to other states.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018