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Potato News from Punjab

A controversy on field trials/multiplication of GM potato at the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS), Jalandhar, has started with activists, farmers unions and medical experts demanding from the Punjab government for immediate ban on these.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Late blight, a fungal disease, has attacked the potato crop in Punjab, which is a major producer of tuber crop in the country, raising fear of damage to the crop.
Friday, January 7, 2011
With the arrival of potato crop in Punjab, a study released by Punjab Agriculture Univeristy (PAU) Ludhiana has advised farmers to sell their potato harvest in the month of March when the prices are expected to touch Rs 575-610 per quintal.However, tra...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Crop diversification — from conventional wheat and paddy crop to potato — hasn’t proved to be a great idea in Punjab. A glut of potato has again hit this season — the produce can be seen dumped on roadsides — with the growers now contemplating reducing...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Punjab Cooperation Minister Captain Kanwaljit on Thursday revealed that with the facilitation of Markfed, Punjab 3000 Metric Tonne of potatoes would be exported to Sri Lanka and Dubai. Due to bumper crop of potato this year, farmers were finding it ve...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Faced with crash in potato prices due to bumper crop in Punjab, the state sovernment has decided to export 3,000 tonne of potato to the Middle East besides selling another 2 lakh tonne to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Potato prices in Punjab have crashed to almost a seven-year low at Rs 1.5-2 per kg because of bumper production, leading to a glut in the market. Worried at the huge prospective loss, potato growers of the state have sought help from the Punjab govern...
Monday, February 2, 2009
Punjab is expecting to bring 75,000 hectares of land under potato cultivation this rabi season with a total output of 16 lakh metric tonnes. "We have targeted to bring 75,000 hectares of land under potato cultivation this season and we are hoping ...
Friday, October 3, 2008
 Frito-Lay India
After nearly a month of closure, food and beverages maker Pepsico on Thursday announced resumption of operations at its Punjab plant as management and workers have reached a settlement. "We are glad to announce that we have reached an amicable sol...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
McDonald’s will set up a food processing unit in Haryana or Punjab with an investment of Rs 100 crore to complement its sourcing activities in the local markets. “We are in discussion with both Punjab and Haryana for opening a food processing plant, wh...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008