West Bengal government to sell potatoes

July 9th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Following a steep rise in prices of potatoes, the West Bengal government Thursday announced that it will now sell the tubers at Rs.13 per kg in the markets in and around Kolkata.
“The government will directly buy potatoes from the cold storages in the state and will sell them at Rs.13 per kilogram in 12 different vegetable markets in and around Kolkata,” Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta said.

He said the service will be introduced from July 11 keeping in mind the growing potato crisis and rise in its prices.

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