India: Bengal government encourages cultivating Chandramukhi potato

The Agriculture Department of West Bengal has taken up a project to encourage farmers, through subsidies, to cultivate the Chandramukhi potato, a variety that yields superior chips. At present, the variety is cultivated on just ten hectares in the state.

To achieve a higher production of the Chandramukhi variety, the department is also considering setting up extra soil testing centres. Currently, there are 18 soil testing laboratories in the state, of which 12 belong to the State Government, reported uniindia.com.


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