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Bengal heading towards food scarcity: Buddhadeb

February 19th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Holding the Mamata Banerjee government responsible for suicides by farmers in West Bengal, former chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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Millions of potatoes carpet Jalandhar streets as farmers protest

December 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and motorists in Jalandhar city and some other parts of Punjab were greatly inconvenienced as farmers dumped hundreds of quintals of potatoes on the streets ... Read more...

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Heavy downpour signals trouble for potato farmers

February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) With the Taj city witnessing a heavy downpour early Wednesday accompanied by thunder lightning, farmers in this potato belt fear damage to their crop. However, the rain seems ... Read more...

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Lower seed potato and tomato yield in Himachal due to rains

October 13th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vijay Gulati Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 13 (IANS) Plentiful monsoon rains and foggy conditions have damaged the high-variety seed potato and tomato crops in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley.Horticulture experts say ... Read more...

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Potato growers in Bengal stare at bleak future

April 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Potato farmers in West Bengal are battling a problem of plenty. Some are resorting to burning their crop as a bumper harvest has sent prices of ... Read more...

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Punjab to export potatoes to save farmers from glut

February 9th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Faced with the ire of farmers after a glut of potato crop in the state, the Punjab government Monday announced that 3,000 tonnes of potatoes would be exported ... Read more...

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Banks to provide 3-year relief to West Bengal potato farmers

December 17th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Public sector banks have agreed to provide a three-year moratorium to potato farmers in West Bengal, permitting them temporary suspension of loan repayments as prices have fallen following ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers demand minimum support price for Ginger crop

November 25th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Shillai (HP), Nov 25 (ANI): Ginger farmers in Himachal Pradesh have demanded that the State Government should fix minimum support price for their crop. Shillai area in Sirmaur district is ... Read more...

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Potato farmers too threaten to commit suicide in West Bengal

April 3rd, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by admin
By Soma Mitra Burdwan (West Bengal), April 3 (ANI): Despite a bumper yield of potato this year in West Bengal, farmers are a dejected lot. The common complaint is that they have ... Read more...

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Bumper crop multiplies Agra potato farmers’ woes

March 26th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by admin
By Brij Khandewal Agra, March 26 (IANS) They were rejoicing after a bumper potato crop this year. But potato cultivators in the Agra region are now despairing over "house full" signboards at cold ... Read more...

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Bumper potato crop leaves Gujarat farmers poor

March 22nd, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin
By V.N. Balakrishna Palanpur (Gujarat), March 22 (IANS) Potato farmers in the Deesa region are at their wits' end trying to tackle a problem of plenty. A bumper harvest has left them worried ... Read more...

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