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Bengal’s potato output seen up by 16% on higher area, favourable weather

Bengal’s potato output seen up by 16% on higher area, favourable weather

April 02, 2021
Cold storages full at 97% capacity; bumper crop drags prices of the spud down.
Costly seed potatoes and a low guaranteed selling price (MSP) could spell disaster for West Bengal farmers

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

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.
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.
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.
For now, no decrease in potato price in India

For now, no decrease in potato price in India

July 09, 2018
Potato prices in India are not going to come down in the near future as the production of the crop has been reportedly around 20 per cent lower this year in potato growing 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.
Indian government announces roadmap to stabilize prices of potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

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

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

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.

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