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.
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.
High Potato Prices in Mumbai are a great opportunity for Gujarat farmers.
November 10, 2016
Despite a fresh crop arriving at the wholesale market in Vashi (Mumbai area), retail prices of potatoes show no decline
Mahindra HZPC Aeroponics Facility promises top quality seed potatoes for Indian farmers
November 04, 2016
MHZPC, a 60:40 JV of Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC, today inaugurated its modern and state-of-the-art Aeroponic facility in Mohali. The new facility will produce the best of its kind seed potatoes by using an innovative process and latest technology.
Indian Potato Processing Plant of HyFun formally inaugurated
August 31, 2016
On August 28, the Indian manufacturer of French Fries and Potato Specialties HyFun Foods held its grand formal inauguration of its new production plant.
Bikanervala in talks with Private Equity funds to raise up to 30 million USD
August 30, 2016
Bikanervala Foods Pvt. Ltd, which sells Indian sweets and savouries under the brand Bikano, has initiated discussions with private equity funds to raise as much as Rs.200 crore [PP: about 30 million USD], said two people familiar with the development.
Indian Government sets Minimum Export Price (MEP) for potato of USD 360 per tonne
July 27, 2016
The government of India today imposed minimum export price (MEP) of USD 360 per tonne on potato to increase domestic availability and cool prices.
Odisha (India) to grow potatoes on 25.000 hectares
July 23, 2016
Potato shortages put consumers in the Indian State Odisha and the Odisha State government in trouble year after year. Now the Odisha State Government has announced an ambitious plan to cultivate potato in 25,000 hectares of land.
To boost potato export, India considers establishment of 'pest-free zones'
July 05, 2016
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.
Delayed monsoon trouble for potato growers in Hassan, Karnataka
June 18, 2016
Lack of rain has left potato growers of Hassan - a district in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka in distress.
Good yields in pilot potato cultivation in arid areas in India offers new opportunities
May 05, 2016
When CIP staff first arrived in Jodhpur things felt familiar. The arid landscape, the water table, and the warm days that fed into cool evenings were reminiscent of Gujarat - India’s most productive potato growing state, except that at Jodhpur and Jaisalmer district runs along the Pakistan border no potatoes were grown.