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Pakistan: Country can export 0.3mil tonnes of potato this year

Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed has said that there is no duty on the export of potatoes and government will facilitate the exporters in potato export. He said that a bumper potato crop is expected and we are planning to export at least 0.3 million tons potato this year. He said that a record 3.84 million ton potato was produced last year.
Crop condition is also better and whether conditions are favorable, hence, a healthy production is expected this year as well provided the crop succeeds to avoid damaging effect from frost during the current month. He said that potato has been cultivated over four lakh acres this year which is 3.5 per cent higher than the last year. More

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