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Potato News from West Bengal

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.
Thursday, March 22, 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
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.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Potato Prices in West Bengal may shoot up 50-65% by April-May
Potato prices in West Bengal may shoot up as much as 50-65% by April-May to Rs 18-20 per kg owing to an expected fall in production in West Bengal, which is said to have brought in speculators into play
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Wholesale potato prices in West Bengal softened by nearly 15 per cent this week, due to arrival of new crop.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
With potatoes from Punjab expected to reach Bengal only in December, state cold-storage owners are planning to make use of the projected supply crunch from mid-November.
Sunday, November 4, 2012