A bumper crop, coupled with weak demand from other States, has led to a free-fall in potatoes prices in West Bengal. The eastern State is the second largest potato producer after Uttar Pradesh. About 40 per cent of the total production is exported to other States. According to sources, potato production in the State is expected to touch 110 lakh tonnes (lt), a 15-20 per cent increase over last year’s production of 90-95 lt. West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose confirmed the bumper crop.
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