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India: Higher Potato Prices reported in Punjab, West-Bengal
Higher potato prices are reported in various states of India (Punjab, West-Bengal), offering relief (Punjab) or even a windfall (West-Bengal) for farmers.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Indian government announces roadmap to stabilize prices of potatoes, onions and tomatoes.
Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the Indian federal government was planning to draw a sustainable roadmap to keep soaring prices of staples tomato, onion and potato under control.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
West Bengal potato production to drop in 2018
The potato production in West Bengal is expected to drop from last year’s 11 million tonne to 8-10 million tonnes in 2018, but is unlikely to impact the price, officials said.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Punjab to export potato to Russia and Middle East
Four months after farmers dumped potatoes on road in Mohali and other parts of the Indian state Punjab, seeking remunerative price for their potato crop, state government has allowed the staple food’s export to Russia and the Middle East.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too
Potato farmers in the Indian state Punjab are headed for another season of dwindling profits because the cold storage facilities are still flooded with old crop - and several other states are in a similar situation.
Saturday, November 18, 2017