West Bengal to produce 10% higher potatoes this year
West Bengal is expected to produce 105 lakh tonnes of potato this year which is 10% higher than last year. This was indicated by Tarun Kanti Ghosh, president of West Bengal Cold Storage Association at its 55th annual general meeting held in Kolkata today.
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Potato Prices unlikely to Drop to ₹8-10 a kg this Year: Experts
If prices remain firm in Uttar Pradesh, it would impact that in West Bengal as well.
Potato to shed price flab in next ten days
The state has produced 15.5 million tonnes of potatoes since the beginning of 2019.
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Utkal Tubers to ramp up production of high yielding seed potatoes
The company plans to increase the production by investing in research and development, introducing new high-quality proprietary varieties of seeds and utilizing technology advancements like cocopeat and aeroponics technologies for seed multiplication.
After onions, potato prices on fire, jump 75% in Delhi
As per price monitoring cell of consumer affairs ministry, retail potato prices have increased across many cities, though the average price was at the same level of Rs 20 per kg on Wednesday as compared to last year and a month back as well. This could be because in some cities like Jaipur and Varanasi the prices are in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 15 per kg.
Potato cultivation dips in Northern India
Usually potato growers are rooted to its cultivation and are not swayed by volatility in price. “But in the few years wholesale potato prices have remained subdued despite higher retail prices.
ITC to step up focus on frozen food to drive non-cigarette sales
The FMCG giant is backing frozen food in its chase of Rs 1 lakh crore non-tobacco FMCG sales by 2030.
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India sets quality standards for global potato trade
The standard guidelines cover all the commercial varieties of potatoes, considering shape, skin colour and flesh colour.
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From hot cake to hot potato: The remoulding of mortgage lending
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Odisha’s distressed cold storage operators on strike
The Odisha Cold Storage Association, a body of 35 cold storage owners, is seeking incentives to revive its ailing units, waiver of loans and easier credit linkage. It has urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene, claiming that it is no longer able to run these units, which were set up at an averaged investment of about Rs 7 crore.
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