Potato firms up on steady demand, lower output

Jannie Delucca

Potato price ranges in West Bengal have firmed up by nearly 16 for each cent over the final 1 thirty day period backed by regular demand from customers and lessen generation of the tuber this year. The wholesale selling price of potato (the regular Jyoti range), which was ruling at ₹1,800-1,900 a quintal in the to start with 7 days of June, has absent up to ₹2,200 a quintal at existing.

The retail selling price of the regular range (Jyoti) is ₹28 a kg, ₹3 a kg higher than the ₹25 a kg a fortnight back. The high quality Chandramukhi range is fetching ₹34-35 a kg (₹28 a kg a fortnight back).

In accordance to Patit Pavan De, Member, West Bengal Cold Storage Association, although the over-all release of potatoes from cold storages up to June close this year is pretty much at par with final year, offloading, having said

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