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Potato News from Uttar Pradesh

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
Large amounts of potatoes remain unsold in parts of Uttar Pradesh
Many Potato farmers in South-west Uttar Pradesh (Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, Etawah, Mainpuri, Kannauj and Farrukhabad) - accounting for roughly a fifth of India’s total potato production have been unable to sell all their potatoes of last season.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Uttar Pradesh Farmers hand out Potatoes for Free in Delhi to protest low prices
Last Wednesday in Delhi, potato farmers from Uttar Pradesh handed out free potatoes to the public in protest against the steeply falling prices of the vegetable in Agra.
New Chief Minister UP promises Potato Processing unit will come to Agra soon
According to reporting in the India Times, the state government of Uttar Pradesh (India) will soon begin the works of setting up a potato processing unit in the Agra district.
Potato Production India estimated at 47 million tonnes.
The potato production in India is estimated to be around 47 million tonnes for this crop year, just behind the all-time high witnessed in 2014.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To boost potato export, India considers establishment of 'pest-free zones'
Aiming to boost potato exports, the Indian government is considering identifying ‘pest-free zones’ for the staple in production clusters of the growing states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
 Agra
Agra may be famous for its monuments, but it also holds 7% of India's cold storage capacity - more than in the whole of Punjab. Almost all of it is used to store potatoes. How did the city and surrounding areas become India's cold storage hub and what...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
potato consumption in India
Last week I received more information on one of the two (!) large potato conferences next year in India, so I decided this was a good time to pay attention to the fast changes in the Indian Potato Processing industry.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007