Opening of Punjab’s Centre of Excellence for Potato delayed
August 07, 2017
The Potato Centre of Excellence, Punjab’s only centre of its kind being set up at Dhogri village in Jalandhar, has not been completed yet, though the deadline for the project was 2015.
Uttar Pradesh Farmers hand out Potatoes for Free in Delhi to protest low prices
July 24, 2017
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.
Potato Growers in Hassan losing hope of good returns as lack of rain results in poor germination
July 02, 2017
Within 30 days into potato cultivation this year, growers in Hassan, Karnataka are losing hope of good returns in their field. The poor germination is linked by experts to the lack of rainfall.
Potato growers Jalandhar threaten action if Indian government doesn't step in
June 11, 2017
With their product rotting, potato growers in Indian East Punjab are suffering huge losses and Jalandhar Potato Growers Association (JPGA) has demanded urgent export of potatoes to Pakistan and availability of express rail rakes for transporting their produce to southern states.
New Chief Minister UP promises Potato Processing unit will come to Agra soon
May 03, 2017
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.
April 19, 2017
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.
Flavorite Technologies, Potato Flakes - It's a mash-up
April 01, 2017
Potato Flakes are commonly used in households worldwide for convenient preparation of Instant Mash Potato. Industrial
food processors also use potato flakes as an ingredient in the production of potato snack foods.
West Bengal Government to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides
March 15, 2017
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
Gujarat's Banaskantha now top potato producing district in India
February 16, 2017
Gujarat's Banaskantha district has mashed Agra (Uttar Pradesh) in potato production, taking the No. 1 rank in India.
35 New Potato Varieties to be released in Karnataka in the next three years
January 03, 2017
The Hassan Horticulture Research Extension Station of the University of Horticultural Sciences-Bagalkot (UHS-B) in Karnataka, India, is all set to introduce 35 new varieties of potatoes in the next one to three years.
Indian Government removes Minimum Export Price (MEP) of Potatoes
January 03, 2017
The government of India Tuesday removed the minimum export price (MEP) of potato, which was imposed in July, to boost shipments of the kitchen staple.
Potato Planting in the Indian State Gujarat at an all time high
January 03, 2017
Potato farming in the Indian state Gujarat has reached an all-time high with over 18 per cent more planting compared to last year.