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Bengal Cabinet allows cold storages to buy 10 lakh MT of potato

West Bengal allows cold storages to buy 1 Million tons of potato

February 23, 2021
Predicting a bumper harvest of potato this season, the West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to allow cold storage owners to purchase at least 10 lakh (1 Million) metric tons of tuber from farmers at a fixed price, so that they do not have to suffer losses, a senior official said.
Mamata Banerjee to seek Modi's intervention over soaring onion, potato prices in India

Soaring onion, potato prices in India become a political hot potato

November 10, 2020
Blaming the federal government for the steep hike in prices of essential commodities, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal alleged that the prices were rising as the Centre has snatched away the state's power.
The West Bengal state government (India) has a plan in place to curb spike in prices of potatoes

West Bengal state government (India) to curb spike in prices of potatoes

September 04, 2020
The Kolkata state government (India) had given seven days time to potato traders to lower its wholesale price to Rs 22 per kg so that it can be sold at Rs 25 per kg.
West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad

West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad

March 13, 2020
As weather in West-Bengal, India turns unfavourable, output falls sharply and potato prices shoot up.
Steady demand keeps Bengal potato prices buoyant

India: 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

Potato prices are getting more solid in 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.
Government of West Bengal subsidizes transport to boost potato export to other states

Government of West Bengal subsidizes transport to boost potato export to other states

December 11, 2018
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.
India: Higher Potato Prices reported in Punjab, West-Bengal

India: Higher Potato Prices reported in Punjab, West-Bengal

March 22, 2018
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

West Bengal potato production to drop in 2018

January 31, 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.
West Bengal Government to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides

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
No private investors interested to start potato processing plant in West-Bengal

No private investors interested to start potato processing plant in West-Bengal

May 02, 2016
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.
India marketing war? Pepsico - ITC focus on healthier packaged snacks

India marketing war? Pepsico - ITC focus on healthier packaged snacks

March 25, 2015
As growth slows down and intense competition emerges from regional brands in potato chips, PepsiCo and ITC are shifting their focus more towards newer and healthier forms of packaged snacks, the market for which is growing at twice the speed.

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