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India: Himachal’s cold desert seed potatoes tingle palates

Virus-free potatoes grown only in Himachal Pradesh’s cold desert, which mainly find a market for plantation, are much sought after these days owing to the shortage of table potatoes in the country, trade representatives said. Officials of the state agriculture department say 8,200 tonnes of Kufri Jyoti and Kufri Chandramukhi varieties, grown only in the Lahaul Valley of Lahaul-Spiti district, are expected this season.


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