India: Significant rise in Assam potato production

Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said that production of potatoes has increased from 7 tons per hectares to 17 tons per hectare. Bora stated that the state must be self-reliant in Agriculture and Veterinary sector and not dependent upon the other States of the country.

The Potato Conclave is organized by the Department of Horticulture & Food Processing, Assam in collaboration with the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) and International Potato Center (CIP) specifically for the development of the Potato Value Chain in the State of Assam.

Bora stated with the use of scientific technologies of International Potato Centre under the initiatives of APART. The aim of the Agriculture Department is to make Assam self-sufficient in production of the certified seed potato production – Bora added.

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com


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