Tuesday 17 March 2020

Potato Price Break Records in Punjab?

Potato Price In Punjab, Punjab Potato Farming and Farmers Review 2020

Potato Price Today
Potato Price

Potato called the king of vegetables but when we see the prices of potato in India they were very low almost every year. Farmers were not happy with the cultivation of potato special in Punjab. But due to weather or wind, the time of potato farmers has changed.

Potato Price in Punjab Today

Potato price was recorded in Punjab near to Rs 1600 per quintal. The farmers who grow potatoes were looking very happy. In India the best soil and climate is suitable for potato is in Punjab. Jalandhar Potato Price is too high due to the best potato of Punjab and India is found only in Jalandhar. The current situation of potato price in India today is selling at Rs 1400-1500 Per quintal.

Potato Farmers Reviews

Potato Farmers in Jalandhar Jang Bahadur Sangha said the price of potato is very good for farmers. He is doing potato farming more than 500 acres.  Also, Jalpo Farms in Jalandhar and Dheeraj farmers said he has not seen this peek price in his life he was doing potato farming from last more than 20 years. Some farmers from Nakodar. 

Noodle Officer Review

Noodle officer Dr. Paramjeet   Singh Said the price is very good for farmers if they got lost in the last few years this price will cover all the loss of Potato farmers.

Potato Price

The potato price at the peak was seen last time in 2013-14. After that, the potato price never came at high but this year the time has changed after the onion price which reaches Rs 130 per kg. This year the potato is selling at 1400-1500 per quintal in Punjab. Let us see what will happen to other states but in Punjab, potato is King of Vegetable.

Why are potato prices so high?

The potato is the main vegetable crop which is consumed by human throughout the year. And due to a decrease in demand and area, the farmers took a step away from potato cultivation and farming. Year by year the loss is increase because the price of Potato is not more than Rs 500-600 per quintal. Last year we have seen the onion prices were too high price and due to these people came to potato and unseasonable rain occur in the month of Feb and march which affects the price. 

Potato Farming in Punjab?

Punjab Potato Price
Punjab Potato

We were not discussed about the history of the potato in Punjab. If we have seen a few years back the potato cultivation in Punjab was around 1 lakh ha. But it decreases to 25000 Ha. Because the farmer did not get enough profit in this crop. If this type of Potato will remain for a few years or next year it will increase to more than 1 lakh ha only in Punjab.

Major Potato Growing Areas in Punjab

In Punjab, the major Potato growing areas were Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala,  Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda and Fatehgarh Sahib. Major production of potato or the hub of potato in Punjab is Jalandhar.

Potato variety in Punjab 

Punjab is the major best-growing state of Potato all over the world and Famous for his quality. If we saw the variety which is grown in Punjab are Kufri Jyoti, Kufri Pukhraj, Kufri Bahar, Kufri Himalini, Kufri Khyati, and Kufri Gaurav in Punjab.

Potato Rates 2020

It is expected that the rate of potato will increase in Punjab. The average rate for this year in Punjab is Rs 1500 but farmers and market men said the rate will touch to Rs 1800-2000. Because the production is low in other states also like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujrat and Karnataka as compare to Last year.

I hope you read about the potato in Punjab. Please comment on any query and support.


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