Apr 082016

potato producer

Potato production stood at 48 million tonnes from an area of 20.8 million hectares in 2014-15, thus making India the world’s second largest producer after China, he said after inaugurating the Potato Technology Centre at Karnal, Haryana.

Production of disease free quality planting material is a major constraint in potato cultivation and the country needs a large quantity of good quality potato seed.

Presently, new techniques have been standardised especially for production of micro tubers through tissue culture techniques to cater to the need of seed potato.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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