News on Food Trends from West Bengal
International Potato Center (CIP) supports West Bengal in becoming self-reliant in seed potato production by 2030
October 02, 2023The state Agriculture department of West Bengal (India) recently set a target of attaining self-sufficiency in the production of seed potato by 2030. CIP is supporting the effort with their technology
Potato Production in key production areas of India affected by Unseasonal Rains and Heat Wave
May 12, 2022Potato production in the current crop year is estimated to be 53.60 mt, down from 56.17 mt last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture's first estimate of horticulture production.
Soaring onion, potato prices in India become a political hot potato
November 10, 2020Blaming 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.
India marketing war? Pepsico - ITC focus on healthier packaged snacks
March 25, 2015As 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.
New Potato Research Center to be set up in West Bengal
August 20, 2010A centre of the Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) will be set up in West Bengal's West Midnapur district to make quality potato seeds favourable to the state's climatic condition available to the farmers.
SPS takes over Pailan's Potato Flake unit
April 05, 2008The Rs 2000-crore SPS Group, with interests in steel, hotels and biscuits among other things, has taken over a potato flakes project set up by Apurba Saha's Pailan group, another diversified outfit that is into education, aviation, township developmen...