Costly seed potatoes and a low guaranteed selling price (MSP) could spell disaster for West Bengal farmers
March 18, 2021
Potato cultivators in West Bengal were afraid they will face severe losses as the price of good quality seeds have skyrocketed even as the minimum support price (MSP) fixed has remained relatively low.
Bumper potato yield gives price stability hope in West Bengal
March 12, 2021
Retail prices of potatoes have risen marginally, given that farmers have been scrambling to stock up on the harvest, which has had a bumper production this year. This very bounty and the stockpiling is expected to keep potato prices stable over the next season.
Indian government announces plan to stabilize prices of potatoes, onions and tomatoes
February 20, 2018
Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the Indian federal government was planning to draw a sustainable roadmap to keep soaring prices of staples tomato, onion and potato under control.
Punjab to export potato to Russia and Middle East
January 21, 2018
Four months after farmers dumped potatoes on road in Mohali and other parts of the Indian state Punjab, seeking remunerative price for their potato crop, state government has allowed the staple food’s export to Russia and the Middle East.
With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too
November 18, 2017
Potato farmers in the Indian state Punjab are headed for another season of dwindling profits because the cold storage facilities are still flooded with old crop - and several other states are in a similar situation.