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

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.20

Factors behind potato price rise in Bengal

The potato, a kitchen essential in Bengal that retailed at Rs 28 a kilo even a month ago, is now selling for Rs 40 in most markets of Calcutta amid murmurs that the price would keep climbing northward...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.20

Costly potato poser on midday plate

The rising price of potatoes has created a funds poser for midday meals — rationed to students as schools are closed amid the pandemic — in West Midnapore.  The district chapter of t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.20

Cheaper govt stall potatoes trigger row

Some vegetable sellers allegedly abused officials of the agriculture marketing department who were selling potatoes at a cheaper government rate near Amin Bazar market in Krishnagar town, Nadia, on Sa...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

India  /  Published 22.09.20

PM offers potato logic to farmers

By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

ED's drive at city markets

Amid a rise in potato prices in Bengal, the state government's enforcement department officials visited several markets in the city and warned of action if retail traders are found selling the tub...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.20

Keepers. Preservers. Providers

By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Health  /  Published 17.01.19

Go easy on potatoes, not proteins, international panel says

An international panel has released the first scientific targets for healthy diets worldwide through sustainable food production that will require Indians to increase their protein consumption and cur...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.19

Loss spurs government to focus on insurance

The Mamata Banerjee government has shifted its focus from direct procurement of potato from farmers to compensation payment as the production could be hit hard in many south Bengal districts after rai...
By Pranesh Sarkar and Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.05.19

Farmers warn Gujarat over any PepsiCo ‘deal’

Farmers’ rights groups have warned they would fight any efforts by the Gujarat government to persuade farmers into accepting restrictions on growing a proprietary potato called FL2027, owned by Peps...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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