Odisha approves major potato project with the International Potato Center to achieve self-sufficiency
March 05, 2019
The Odisha Government has decided to approve a major project with the International Potato Centre (CIP) focused on sustainable intensification of potato cultivation in order to achieve self-sufficiency in production in this Indian State.
Indian state Odisha testing out cultivation of Chipsona for potato chips production
September 28, 2018
The government in the Indian state Odisha has started producing potato variety ‘Chipsona’ on experimental basis in Koraput in anticipation of plans by Pepsico to establish a potato chips manufacturing unit in the region
Indian State Odisha Imposes Stock Limits On Potatoes to curb prices
May 10, 2018
In a bid to rein in prices of potatoes, the government of the Indian State Odisha has imposed stock holding limits on this Indian staple.
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.
Odisha signs MOU with Utkal Tubers India for seed potato production
April 21, 2016
The Odisha State Government on Wednesday signed an MoU with Utkal Tubers India Pvt Ltd to produce quality potato seeds.
Odisha State plan for self-sufficiency for seed potatoes hits roadblock
August 20, 2015
The Odisha State Government’s plan to achieve self- sufficiency in seed potato production has gone for a toss with the National Seeds Corporation (NSC) and National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF) backing out of its commitment to produce quality seeds within the State.
Shortage of Seed Hits Potato Farmers in Koraput, Odisha
November 30, 2013
Even though farmers in Koraput district have decided to take up potato farming in wake of the recent potato crisis, there are not enough stock of potato seeds in the district.