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Kolkata, West Bengal

Plan in place to curb potato price hikes

The West Bengal state government has chalked out "a plan-of-action" to ensure a check on skyrocketing potato prices. The potato price has skyrocketed to Rs 32 to Rs 35 per kg in the retail market.

The state government had given potato traders seven days to fix its wholesale price to Rs 22 per kg so that it can be sold at Rs 25 per kg.  A meeting in this regard was held at Nabanna on August 28. Though four days have passed, the price of potato in the retail market is yet to come down to Rs 25 per kg.

According to a senior officer, a plan of action has been chalked out that cannot be divulged at present. But steps will be taken as per the plan if we do not find that the price has rolled back to Rs 25 per kg in the retail market. A high level meeting would be held on Wednesday in this connection in which the next course of action will be discussed.


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