Pulses, tomato prices remain high

Prices of pulses continued to rule high at up to Rs 200 per kg, while two key vegetables - tomato and potato - stayed costly at up to Rs 80 and Rs 35/kg despite multi-pronged efforts by authorities to check the rise.

Believe it or not! A businessman buys photo of a potato for $1.5 mn

Believe it or not! A businessman buys photo of a potato for $1.5 mn

This is one news that can make it to the top of the Ripley's Believe it or Not show list. Or you could try pinching yourself twice to believe it.

Six amazing health benefits of eating potatoes!

Though potatoes are a high-carbohydrate food, eating them in moderate quantities won't make you fatter.

China is now world's biggest potato consumer, producer

China has become the world's largest potato producer, accounting for nearly a quarter of the global production, according to a new report.

Punjab growers demand MSP for potato

Facing "mounting" losses due to plummeting potato prices, growers in Punjab on Monday demanded a minimum support price (MSP) for the vegetable and freight subsidy for its transportation to export markets.

No farmer death due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

 The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

First potato farmer suicide in north Bengal, toll rises to 8

A potato farmer allegedly committed suicide at his home at Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday, making him the first victim of non-remunerative prices for the tuber in north Bengal.

Odisha to procure potatoes from farmers at Rs 6 per kg

The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to procure 6,600 tonnes of potatoes at Rs 6 a kg from farmers even as the state assembly was stalled for the second consecutive day over alleged distress sale of the vegetable.

Bean and sweet potato salad

Bean and sweet potato salad


1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

1 can whole kernel corn

Handful chopped cilantro

1 large sweet potato, baked and cubed

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tbsp olive oil



Govt removes minimum export price on potato

The government has decided to remove the minimum export price of potato as its availability has increased and prices have eased in domestic markets.

Simple potato extract can control obesity

To the delight of potato lovers, researchers have found a simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet which is high in fat and refined carbohydrates.

Potato production falls by 2.3% in wake of untimely rains

The all India production of potato during 2013-14 has decreased by 2.3 percent in comparison to 2012-13, as per the provisional estimates provided by the states.

NAFED to invite EoI for import of 25K tonnes potatoes

In order to boost supply and contain rising potato prices, co-operative major NAFED today said it will invite expression of interest (EoI) this weekend from global suppliers for supplying 25,000 tonnes of potatoes.

Olive oil healthier for fried foods

Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several other seed oils to yield healthier food.

Odisha signs MoU with National Seeds Corporation

 In its bid to make the state self-sufficient in potato production, Odisha government today signed an MoU with National Seeds Corporation (NSC) for procuring adequate quantity of quality potato seeds.

Govt to import potatoes to curb rising prices

For the first time ever, the government will import potatoes to boost domestic availability and check prices of the key kitchen item.

Govt to import potatoes for first time to check price rise

The government will import potatoes for the first time to check price rise and improve domestic supplies, Agriculture Secretary said on Thursday.

Navratri special recipe: Sabudana Vada

Navratri special recipe: Sabudana Vada


Sago (Sabudana) - 1 cup
Potato  - 2 small
Green chilli- 2 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves- 2 tblsp (finely chopped)
Lemon juice- 2 tsp
Saindha Namak (to taste)
Fresh oil for deep frying


Prices of essentials sore due to economic blockade in Manipur

Prices of essential items have gone up due to indefinite economic blockade on two national highways in Manipur which entered the second day on Friday.

No potato crisis in West Bengal, says minister

There is no crisis regarding availability of potato in the state now, West Bengal Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriya Mallick said on Thursday.