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Potato Prices
West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.22

Raids to ease potato price increase

Enforcement Branch officials have started raiding markets in several districts to keep a check on the price of potatoes against the backdrop of a steep and rapid rise in rates over the past few weeks....
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 05.05.22

Potato and other staples turn dearer in Kolkata markets

Potatoes Chandramukhi variety: Not available Jyoti and other varieties  • Rs 24 to Rs 30 a kilo a week-and-a-half back • Rs 28 to Rs 35 a kilo now Dressed chicken •...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.21

Fertiliser shortfall hits potato farmers in Bengal

Around 15 lakh potato farmers in Bengal, facing a severe fertiliser crisis in the sowing season, are compelled to buy it at higher prices from the open market because of shortage in supply through gov...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Price buffer for potato farmers

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to encourage cold store owners in Bengal to buy 10 lakh tonnes of potato at Rs 6 a kilo directly from farmers to cushion them from the vagaries of a demand-s...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.20

Sudden rain spells woe for pricey potato

Untimely rainfall in parts of West Midnapore last weekend has delayed potato sowing. Delay in the sowing of potatoes spells bad news, especially when potato is retailing anywhere around Rs 45 a kilo....
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

India  /  Published 30.10.20

Onion import of 25,000 tonne

In an effort to boost domestic supply and check price rise, Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said private traders have already imported 7,000 tonnes of onion and another 25,000 tonnes ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Mobile shop for potato sale

A trade body here has launched a van that will move across the town and sell potatoes at a cheaper rate. The initiative has been taken at a time retail prices of potatoes are on the rise across the s...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.20

Price rise scan on potato stocks

The Bengal government has decided to take stock of daily release of potatoes from 460-odd cold storages across the state to keep prices of the crop in check. The price of potatoes has been moving nor...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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