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Potato News from West Bengal

West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad
As weather in West-Bengal, India turns unfavourable, output falls sharply and potato prices shoot up.
ITC: Re-Imagining the Frozen Food Segment
ITC first started diversifying from its core tobacco business in the early 1970s, with the diversification drive picking up steam in 2003 when the Indian behemoth conglomerate started with its slew of launches in the FMCG category.
Steady demand keeps Bengal potato prices buoyant
Potato prices in West Bengal have firmed up by nearly 44 per cent over the last two months on the back of steady demand from other States.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Potato prices are getting more solid in West Bengal, India
Potato prices in West Bengal have firmed up by nearly 9 per cent in the last two months, a development caused by a steady demand from neighbouring states.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
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
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.
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
Indian FMCG conglomerate ITC Limited plans launch of (frozen) potato products
As Indian FMCG powerhouse ITC rolls out frozen prawns in select cities in the country, the company has lined up a few more product offerings - including frozen (?) processed potatoes.
West Bengal Government to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides
A day after a potato farmer allegedly committed suicide after suffering heavy losses, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the West Bengal govt will purchase 28,000 tonnes of potatoes for government meal programs in health centers and schools
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
No private investors interested to start potato processing plant in West-Bengal
The West-Bengal government (India) has recently abandoned its proposed potato processing unit in Hooghly's Sheoraphuli after no private company showed interest in the project.