Potato Prices unlikely to Drop to ₹8-10 a kg this Year: Experts
January 08, 2020
Potato prices are likely to remain firm this year because of a fall in acreage for the new crop in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, the two top producing states.
Utkal Tubers India plans to ramp up its production of seed potatoes
December 23, 2019
Bengaluru-based potato seeds firm Utkal Tubers India plans to ramp up its annual production to 50,000 tons of high-yielding, disease-resistant seed potatoes across Gujarat, Assam, Punjab, UP, Haryana and Karnataka over the next three years.
Pepsico India's ownership of Potato variety FL-2027 again challenged in farmer protests
November 26, 2019
Farmers' rights activists on Tuesday planted FL-2027 seed potatoes on a plot of farmland in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to protest food and beverages major PepsiCo's reassertion of rights over the variety.
Steady demand keeps Bengal potato prices buoyant
November 06, 2019
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.
Potato prices are getting more solid in West Bengal, India
September 28, 2019
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.
Newly bred Indian potato variety said to be rich in antioxidants, ready for commercial production
September 04, 2019
Whether fried, baked or sliced, potato gels with nearly every dish. Its bond with Indian consumers would be further strengthened as it would come up in a new avatar and rich in antioxidants with excellent flavour.
Amazon is launching online food delivery service in India this year
July 30, 2019
Amazon.com Inc is planning a foray into the burgeoning online food delivery business from restaurants in India this year, in a move that could raise competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Punjab to introduce seed potato tracebility and certification using blockchain technology
July 30, 2019
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.
Indian farmer unions decide to put on a fight over seed potato variety rights
July 19, 2019
Indian Farmers’ movements have decided to put up a fight to ensure that farmers’ seed freedoms are not violated in any way. Many speakers also also felt that PepsiCo India should pay compensation to the Gujarat potato farmers involved.
TOMRA Launches Customer Service Center In Bengaluru, India
June 25, 2019
TOMRA Food has opened a new customer service center in Bengaluru, India as
part of its efforts to improve the organizations’ responsiveness to all its stakeholders.
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.
May 03, 2019
After discussions with the government, the Pepsico India has agreed to withdraw the cases against the potato farmers. In April Pepsico sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety - FC5 - grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.
Pepsico India offers settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued for infringing breeding rights
April 26, 2019
The legal battle between a number of potato farmers in Gujarat accused of illegally growing a proprietary variety and food and beverage manufacturer PepsiCo India may be headed for an out-of-court settlement.
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