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Potato News from Punjab

Punjab to introduce seed potato tracebility and certification using blockchain technology
To protect the interest of the Punjab farmers and uphold the state’s leadership position as the largest potato seed producing state in India, Punjab is planning the certification and traceability of seed potato using blockchain technology as of next year.
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.
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
Opening of Punjab’s Centre of Excellence for Potato delayed
The Potato Centre of Excellence, Punjab’s only centre of its kind being set up at Dhogri village in Jalandhar, has not been completed yet, though the deadline for the project was 2015.
Potato growers Jalandhar threaten action if Indian government doesn't step in
With their product rotting, potato growers in Indian East Punjab are suffering huge losses and Jalandhar Potato Growers Association (JPGA) has demanded urgent export of potatoes to Pakistan and availability of express rail rakes for transporting their produce to southern states.
Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar (Punjab)
To strengthen potato research, Punjab will set up a Centre of Excellence for Potato in Jalandhar (potato belt) in collaboration with The Netherlands, Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute and Punjab Agricultural University
Gerard Backx, CEO of HZPC Holland BV
The agri division of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, part of the $16.7 billion Mahindra Group, today signed a joint venture agreement with HZPC Holland to offer the best quality seed potatoes to farmers within and outside India.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Potato industry in the Punjab region of India are expecting a sharp reduction in production output.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Punjab potato growers, who dumped their produce on the road last December in protest against low rates, expect a sharp fall in output of the tuber, with 20-30 per cent of the crop getting damaged due to unfavourable weather conditions last month.
Friday, February 3, 2012
As potato prices hit unexpected low levels in Punjab, growers have asked the state government to offer freight subsidy for marketing the tuber to other states in order to prevent mounting losses. Growers also warned of throwing potato on roads if state...
Saturday, December 3, 2011