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Potato Production India estimated at 47 million tonnes.
The potato production in India is estimated to be around 47 million tonnes for this crop year, just behind the all-time high witnessed in 2014.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To boost potato export, India considers establishment of 'pest-free zones'
Aiming to boost potato exports, the Indian government is considering identifying ‘pest-free zones’ for the staple in production clusters of the growing states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
BB Aloo Tikki (Courtesy: BB Foods)
Indian Potato chip, fries and flake manufacturers have urged the government to waive the 30% import duty on potato to improve supplies and check soaring prices at home.
Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, HP
Farmers and cold storage owners in India (Agra, UP) have lauded the decision to lift the ban on import of seed potatoes.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inaugural Ceremony of Kiremko Potato Chips Processing Unit At Fryo Foods by Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands in India
Earlier this month, the inaugural ceremony took place of Fryo's state of the art potato chips line built by Dutch equipment manufacturer Kiremko
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Vegit Aloo Mash
Vegit, the agro division of the Rs 950 crore Merino Group which offers ready-to-cook packaged foods, plans to raise capacity of potato flakes facility by 50 per cent to meet growing demand.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Satellite picture of Uttar Pradesh, located at the foot of the Himalaya's
The government of the Indian State Uttar Pradesh is giving a final shape to its proposed potato development Policy. Uttar Pradesh is looking to augment potato production by 35 percent to achieve 18 million tonnes
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 Agra
Agra may be famous for its monuments, but it also holds 7% of India's cold storage capacity - more than in the whole of Punjab. Almost all of it is used to store potatoes. How did the city and surrounding areas become India's cold storage hub and what...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
With potato prices at Rs 20 a kg in retail in the domestic market, traders from northern India have started to import Pakistani potatoes that are 20% to 40% cheaper.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A bumper crop and rise in storage costs coupled with the suspension of futures trading, continue to crush potato prices in the country. Farmers across Uttar Pradesh’s potato belt, stretching from Kanpur to Agra, who were earlier euphoric about the reco...
Saturday, November 1, 2008